Minnesota Timberwolves Sign Russian Free Agent Alexey Shved

The Minnesota Timberwolves have made a couple of high-profile moves over the past week in convincing Brandon Roy to return from retirement and deciding to send an offer sheet to restricted free agent Nicolas Batum. David Kahn is concentrating on some smaller moves though, too, as he added a new guard to the mix on Tuesday afternoon.

Alexey Shved, a guard out of Russia with quite a bit of buzz around him for a player who went undrafted two years ago, has been signed by the Timberwolves. There were many reports that he was interested in taking his talents to the NBA this season and had been looking at quite a few options, but the Star Tribune reports that the Wolves came out on top in the pursuit.

The Timberwolves on Tuesday continued to add before they inevitably subtract, agreeing to contract terms with Russian guard Alexey Shved in the hours before the NBA's signing period commenced just before midnight, NBA sources said.

There likely won't be a deal officially announced by the team until Minnesota is able to figure out what exactly is going to happen with the Batum contract, but this is a nice little low-key transaction for the Timberwolves.

For more on the Timberwolves, visit Canis Hoopus and SB Nation Minnesota.

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