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NBA Free Agency Rumors: Cavaliers Make Offer to Alexey Shved

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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.