VILNIUS, LITHUANIA - SEPTEMBER 10: Aleksey Shved of Russia scores against Konstantinos Kaimakoglou of Greece (L) during the EuroBasket 2011 second round match between Greece and Russia at Siemens Arena on September 10, 2011 in Vilnius, Lithuania. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Keeping with the theme of targeting low-level free agents this offseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers have apparently made an offer to Russian guard Alexey Shved. Jerry Zgoda, a Timberwolves beat reporter tweeted that Shved will visit with three NBA teams and is said to have offers from each one.
I'll be honest when I say that I don't know a ton about Shved. What I do know is that he is a combo guard with a pretty solid offensive game. If he were to come to the Cavs, he could take some of the ball-handling duties while Kyrie Irving rested. He's got an okay jump shot and plays the pick and roll particularly well. I have also heard that he is quite a liability on the defensive end of the floor, but without having seen him play, I can't know for sure. For more information, you can read the Draft Express profile about the 23 year old guard.
I do not know how much money the Cavs offered, but he'd be a nice piece to have. Having already lost out on Mirza Teletovic to the Brooklyn Nets, perhaps the Cavs will be more determined to get Shved.
Also, Shved is a pretty awesome name.