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NBA Free Agency: Alexey Shved Deciding Between 3 Teams, Including Cavs

Alexey Shved, a Russian guard being targeted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, said that playing time is a key factor in deciding which NBA team he'll end up playing for, according to Russian news site

Shved, 23, has been offered contracts by Cleveland, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies.

From the article:

"More than anything, I want to play," Shved said...You need to see what the roster's like, what the coach is like, how they'll relate to me and what role they see me in."

Shved is currently in Venezuela with the Russian national team at the Olympic qualification tournament, and he suggested the situation could move more quickly when the tournament finishes Sunday.

The 6-foot-5 Shved is one of four members of CSKA Moscow who have been linked the NBA this summer. Russian Andrei Kirilenko, Serbian Nenad Krstic and LIthuanian Ramunas Siskauskas are the others.

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