Feb 5, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Alexey Shved (1) attempts a shot against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and shooting guard Jeremy Lamb (11) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: GM's looking to trade for Timberwolves' Alexey Shved?


The Minnesota Timberwolves aren’t expected to have a big trade deadline, though it’s possible a few small pieces could be on the move.

If NBA general managers had their way though, it would be Alexey Shved on the move as Grantland.com notes multiple GM’s around the league are interested in trading for the young Russian.

There is still intrigue around Alexey Shved, though the Wolves won’t get anything meaningful for him.

There’s not a lot of need for the Wolves to make a trade involving Svhed considering he is signed through the 2014-15 season at a respectable price. Add in that he won’t bring the T’Wolves a difference maker in a trade, Minnesota would be best served by retaining the 25-year-old.

That’s not to say he’s not tradeable – Minnesota would certainly entertain moving him in the correct offer, it’s just that the Timberwolves obtaining anything of significant value for Shved seems extremely unlikely.

Minnesota will be better served by trading players like J.J. Barea or Dante Cunningham.

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