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Alexey Shved Could Be A Steal In 2012 NBA Draft Or In Free Agency

Not many people know about Russian point guard Alexey Shved.  That is okay, because I did not know much about him either.  After a little bit of research, I believe that Shved might just be the steal of the 2012 NBA Draft.

Alexey Shved has been on the radar of some teams for a while and looks to be another Goran Dragic type.  That is not a bad things, especially because Shved is not projected to get drafted.  I would expect that a team that has good international scouting could steal him with a late round pick or sign him quickly in free agency.

He plays a very Euro game, which is not a bad thing at all.  If Alexey Shved gets a little bit stronger, he could be a big time player in the league.  He might take a couple years to develop, but he could be a starting point guard before long.

If his shooting picks up a bit, he’s going to be a starter in this league.  A good team could cover up for his issues on defense and turn him into a great player.  I believe he is worth the risk.

Make sure you keep an eye on Alexey Shved.  He has a ton of talent and some guys believe that he could be a lottery pick if more people knew about him.  In fact, many thought he could be drafted a couple of years ago, but that was not to be.  That means he would be a bigger steal than previously thought.

Riley Schmitt is a writer for Rant Sports.