2013-14 SEASON: Wrapped up his second season in Minnesota by playing in 63 games, all off the bench… Chipped in 4.0 ppg and 1.3 rpg in 10.5 mpg, shooting 32.1% from the floor, 29.4% from three-point distance and 75.6% from the FT line… Bumped his long-range accuracy to 34.2% (27-for-79) over his final 44 games… Reached double figures on 10 occasions, but just once after the All- Star Break (Apr. 16 vs. Utah)… Dished a season-high five assists Apr. 9 vs. Chicago (also Mar. 24 at Memphis), and grabbed a season-high five rebounds Feb. 1 at Atlanta… Suffered a fractured nose in the Jan. 21 game at Utah… Swiped a career-high three steals and added 13 points Jan. 15 vs. Sacramento… Registered season highs with 13 points and five rebounds Dec. 27 vs. Washington… Played for Russia at EuroBasket 2013, held Sept. 4-22 in Slovenia… Tallied a team-high 16.4 ppg (46.5%) and 4.8 apg in five games.
PREVIOUS SEASONS:2012-13: Appeared in 77 games as Minnesota's lone rookie, missing five (Jan. 19-26) with a sprained left ankle… Ranked 2nd among qualified NBA rookies in assists (3.7 apg) and 5th in scoring (8.6 ppg) while grabbing 2.3 rpg in 23.9 mpg… Shot 37.2% from the field, 29.5% from beyond the arc and 72.0% from the FT line; he hoisted a team-high 288 trey attempts… Made 16 consecutive starts from Dec. 14-Jan. 14; he averaged 11.2 ppg (37.1%) and 5.9 apg as a starter, logging 33.7 mpg… Led the Wolves in assists on 12 occasions; he dealt nine assists Apr. 9 at Golden State, his 2nd-highest total of the season… Collected 73 ast/27 TOs (2.70-to-1) over the final 22 games… Pulled in a season-high seven rebounds Mar. 13 at Indiana… Scored 17 points Feb. 22 at Oklahoma City, one of eight times he topped Minnesota; however, he slipped to 5.7 ppg and 35.2% (63-for-179) in 30 ensuing contests… Netted 12 points and four assists in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Feb. 15, as part of All-Star Weekend in Houston… Handed out a season-high 12 assists vs. Oklahoma City on Dec. 20, and logged a season-high 44:27 Dec. 15 vs. Dallas… Scored a season-high 22 points Nov. 16 vs. Golden State.
2010-11: Averaged 11.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 23 Russian League games with CSKA Moscow... Was named the 2012 BEKO PBL Playoffs MVP by Sports Express after leading his club to the Russian National Championship, averaging 14.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 60.0 percent from beyond the arc during the postseason... In 21 EuroLeague appearances, averaged 10.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 49.3 percent from the three-point line as CSKA Moscow reached the EuroLeague finals.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed as an unrestricted free agent to a three-year contract on July 25, 2012.
INTERNATIONAL NOTES: Earned a bronze medal with Russia at the 2012 Summer Olympics, tallying 11.4 ppg (43.4%), 3.1 rpg and 5.9 apg in eight contests… Scored 25 points in the bronze medal game, going 6-for-11 from three-point range... Scored a game-high 22 points and dished six assists as Russia defeated Nigeria to earn a spot in the 2012 Summer Olympics... Helped Russia win a bronze medal at Eurobasket 2011, averaging 8.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 11 games... Competed at the 2006 FIBA U-18 World Championships and the 2007 and 2008 FIBA Europe U-20 Championships. … Helped lead CSKA Moscow to four league championships between 2007-08 and 2011-12, as well as a EuroLeague title in 2007-08 and runner-up finishes in 2008-09 and 2011-12... 2011-12: Averaged 11.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 23 Russian League games with CSKA Moscow... Was named the 2012 BEKO PBL Playoffs MVP by Sports Express after leading his club to the Russian National Championship, averaging 14.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 60.0 percent from beyond the arc during the postseason... In 21 EuroLeague appearances, averaged 10.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 49.3 percent from the three-point line as CSKA Moscow reached the EuroLeague finals... 2010-11: In 35 Russian League games with CSKA Moscow, averaged 7.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Averaged 4.4 points in seven EuroLeague games... 2009-10: Split the season between CSKA Moscow and Dynamo Moscow... Averaged 10.3 points and 3.7 assists and 0.6 steals in 21 games for Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Superleague this season, with 13 coming in a Dynamo uniform... Had a season-high 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting for Dynamo vs. Krasnie Krilya... Appeared in four Eurocup games for Dynamo, averaging 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists... 2008-09: Averaged 2.7 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 7.0 minutes for CSKA Moscow in 20 Russian Superleague games, including six playoff matches... Registered season highs in points (10) and minutes (20) vs. Samara during the regular season... Made three Euroleague appearances, posting 2.3 points in 3.1 minutes... In three contests in the Russian U-23 league playing for CSKA Moscow’s junior team, averaged 10.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.7 steals in 21.2 minutes... 2007-08: Competing for CSKA Moscow, averaged 3.0 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 8.2 minutes over 23 Russian Superleague games, including four postseason contests... Had season highs in points (11), rebounds (9), blocks (1) and minutes (20) vs. Samara... Scored 10 points and had a season-best three assists in 20 minutes vs. Yenisey... Make eight Euroleague appearances with CSKA, averaging 2.8 points in 4.0 minutes... In four Russian Cup games, averaged 1.0 points and 0.8 rebounds... Competed in four games for CSKA-Trinta in the U-23 league, contributing 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals... At the 2008 U-20 European Championship, averaged 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 30.0 minutes per game for Russia… Scored 39 points vs. Serbia, converting 8-of-14 three-pointers. Totaled 23 points, six rebounds and six assists vs. Israel, hitting 5-of-7 threes... 2006-07: Posted 10.3 points, 2.1 and 3.1 assists in 56 contests for CSKA-Trinta, helping his team to a 52-8 record. Averaged 19.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.0 steals in 26.5 minutes per game over 30 contests in Youth U-23 play... Totaled 31 points vs. Lobnya. Tallied 27 points, eight rebounds and eight assists vs. Rosneft KBTK... Made his Russian Superleague A debut vs. Ural Great for CSKA Moscow... Also made one Euroleague appearance with two minutes vs. Zalgiris... Moved to BC Khimky Moscow and averaged 1.2 points and 1.3 assists in 13 Russian Superleague games... At the 2008 U-20 European Championship, averaged 16.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists for Russian. Tallied 27 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes vs. Greece, hitting 11-of-11 free throws... Collected 22 points and seven assists vs. Turkey, making 9-of-13 field goal attempts... 2005-06: Posted 17.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists for CSKA Moscow’s junior team in 16 contests... Averaged 14.0 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the Euroleague Junior Tournament, helping his squad capture first place... Played in four games for CSK VVS Samara in the Russian Superleague B, averaging 8.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists... At the 2008 U-18 European Championship, averaged 13.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 25.8 minutes for Russia. Made 25-of-49 (.510) three-pointers. Scored 23 points in 25 minutes vs. Slovenia, converting 5-of-7 treys.
PERSONAL: Took part in Basketball without Borders (BWB) Europe in Russia this September, along with teammate Andrei Kirilenko... BWB brought 50 of the top young players in Europe to Moscow to participate in camps with Shved and other NBA players and coaches... Loves cats and has a Bengal cat named Chica... Enjoys playing computer video games.