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Russian guard Alexey Shved has agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal with the Timberwolves and said coach Rick Adelman's faith in young players helped convince him to pick Minnesota, according to a Monday, July 23, interview with R-Sport, a division of RIA Novosti, Russia's state news agency.

"Minnesota's a good, young and ambitious team," said Shved, who also had offers from the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers. "All those factors were reasons to choose this club in particular, plus coach Adelman. They say that Rick trusts young players and discovers talents, and I'm ready to work for my part."
http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_21138340/timberwolves-rick-adelman-was-big-factor-alexey-shved
 

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They are still working on being the whitest team in the last 3 decades. They needed this signing to compensate for Darko not being aboard any more.
 

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They are likely to have 9 on their 12-man roster with 8 possibly being regular season rotation players.
 

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JJ Barea doesn't count, and neither does Rubio. Spanish/Latino = not "white", is it?

Ridnour
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Is Robbie Hummel going to make the team?
 

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JJ and Rubio both count.

 

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Eh, JJ's Puerto Rican. If he were to say that he considers himself a white guy from Puerto Rico I wouldn't argue with him, but most of the Puerto Ricans I know consider Puerto Rican to be a separate thing.
 

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I expect him to play the long minutes at shooting guard, with Roy used as something of a DH. They already have Ridnour and Barea backing up Rubio, and Shved had turnover problems in international ball. He'll be a secondary creator at times, but I'd be surprised to see any sort of regular lineup featuring him as the primary ball-handler.
 

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I like what the Wolves are doing. I give them credit, we are trying to win games and be a playoff team. With the roster as it is right now I see them in the playoffs. But Rubio needs to be healthy.
 
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