For athletes, the challenge of choosing a team that gives them the best opportunity to win championships while maximizing their earnings potential continues to be a delicate balance filled with unknowns. Basketball reasons aside, Dwight Howard's decision to leave Los Angeles was hardly a disastrous one from a financial perspective. Read More. Written by Michael Pak on Dec 05, 2013
Kevin Love played with Michael Beasley as his second best player and wes johnson as starting small forward. He also played with darko starting as well. Darko + Webster + Wesley Johnson + beasley is like the worst lineup ever. I don't even know if lebron james could take that team to the playoffs.
This guy pulls up on this close to mid range jumper as quick as any guard in the NBA, he's composed out to the three point line and he feeds of the pick and roll/pop very well.
Someone said earlier on Brent Barry, I'm thinking more along the lines of Jamal Crawford with passing ability.
This guy doesn't look like a Euro. His percentages were awesome in the Euroleague, once he figures his spots in the NBA and gets a little more help from a returning Love and Rubio, he will be much more efficient.
DWIGHT! I haven't been this excited since I was a heat fan
Blame Rasho wrote:He reminds me more of Brent Barry from his Sonic days.... and if he is that type of player... he will find his niche in the NBA.
There are not that many players with Bones skill set...
pretty good comparison. i think shved's ability to create his own shot is a bit better, but i think barry's decision making was better. shved's a solid playmaker but he can attempt some pretty risky, low% plays.
We need some Brent Barry Love...
His Crip Walk...
It is shame that most people don't really how smooth the guy was when he was playing... Most people think of him as a deadeye spot up shooter in his later days.
Skils and mixes and better than some of the superstar's - why he never became at least a solid all-star?
koko wrote:I want to F Navarro. Do him some nasty things.
Watchin him play makes me horny. Deal with it, i did.
Ettorefm wrote: Just look at Vesely, seen a few years ago as the european Blake Griffin, when he plays NOTHING like Griffin. Some people from the media actually tried to link him to Dirk. Yeah, great job. Keep trusting his jumpshot
I remember during the draft show after Wash drafted Vesely, Jay Bilas said he was one of the best jump shooters in the draft and then proceeded to show a few clips of him dunking and literally like the only video clip on the internet of him making a 3 pointer. I had watched a lot of video of him and knew this was completely false
Human Being wrote:Skils and mixes and better than some of the superstar's - why he never became at least a solid all-star?
He just never really had the desire you need to become that good.
He really should have been an all-time great shooting guard. With his athleticism and skillset he was basically the shooting guard equivalent of Lamar Odom. Even worse really, at least Odom put together a few borderline All-Star level seasons. Being a rich kid of a former pro probably didn't help his drive much.
Below average the moment, it's not even adequate. He can get better, but he's probably a 'pass.' As in, he's not as bad as Jamal Crawford, but he's not as good as Danny Green (above average) either. Definitely lots of room to improve on that end of the floor, seems like he just doesn't give the effort at times on the defensive end.
Nonetheless, thank you Wolve's fans, I had kept my eye on him ever since Roy was supposed to be your starting SG and soon as Roy and Budinger both went down, picked him up. So far, hes been good.
All rookies have learning curves, but this particular situation is not the norm. Shved is getting opportunities to spark the Wolves off the bench right now more out of necessity than anything else. With the team battling early-season injuries, including Monday’s news that Brandon Roy underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, Shved’s minutes have increased. He’s spending an average of nearly 29 minutes on the floor over his past four games as opposed to around 18 minutes in his first five.
With those increased minutes have come more opportunities to both succeed and fall short on both ends of the court. He’s done both, but he continues to be a factor in keeping this back court together, and regardless of outcome he’s been on the floor during crunch time moments throughout his first two weeks.
“He really adds a lot of value to our team,” forward Derrick Williams said. “Without him, we wouldn’t be in a lot of games. We’ve been in the last few because of his play and him knocking down shots.”
These early-season lessons could be valuable for Shved and for the Wolves later on when the team regains its health and tries to make a push at a postseason run. In the first game of the season he was on the court for 4:26 of the fourth quarter. Over the last eight games, he’s played all but 2:28 of the team’s fourth quarter minutes.
Whether he’s succeeded or failed on a given play, he’s been part of the Wolves’ plans down the stretch. And that’s with an injury-plagued roster. Adelman said when the rest of the team returns, particularly Rubio and the way he distributes the ball, guys like Shved will get more regular open looks.
“It will be fun, man,” Williams said. “When we get all of our guys back, we’re going to be a dangerous team. We’re already dangerous now; we’ve lost a few in a row but we’re hanging in there and that’s what coach likes to see.”
Shved is right in the middle of that equation. Learning and getting valuable minutes could go a long way in the rookie’s development throughout this season.
“It’s been good for him just to be able to get out there and just play,” Ridnour said. “Play through mistakes and just keep getting the ball and keep making plays. He’s done a really good job.”