Russian star Alexey Shved will become free agent this summer for the first time in a while when his contract with Khimki Moscow expires.
Shved, one of the top scorers in Europe and one of the best players in VTB League, has been with the Russian powerhouse since 2016 when he returned from a three-year stint in the NBA.
This season he was averaging 21.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists in EuroLeague and 22.4 points, 3 rebounds and 9.2 assists in VTB League.
“This is the first time since years that Alexey Shved will be free agent” his agent Obrad Fimic told Sportando. “Shved is a star of Khimki and one of the best players in VTB. Before Covid-19 pandemic we were negotiating a new contract with Khimki. They expressed their desire to keep him while Alexey feels at home there. But also two EuroLeague teams outside Russia are showing strong interest and Alexey also wants to see what interest he can get from the NBA” Fimic added. “We are waiting for the situation to calm down in the world, and than we are going to make decision where Alexey will continue his career”.
Shved has played three seasons in the NBA between 2012 and 2015 averaging 7.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 182 games with Timberwolves, 76ers, Knicks and Rockets.