Date of Birth
December 16th, 1988
Place of Birth
Belgorod, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Alexey Shved began his professional career with CSKA Moscow in a Russian Basketball Superleague game, against Ural Great Perm, on November 4, 2006. He made his Euroleague debut in a game against Žalgiris, on January 17, 2007. In February 2007, he joined Khimki Moscow Region, on loan from CSKA Moscow. He then returned to CSKA Moscow before the start of the 2007–08 season. In December 2009, he moved to Dynamo Moscow, on loan from CSKA Moscow. He moved back to CSKA Moscow before the start of the 2010–11 season. The following season, he reached the Euroleague final with the Reds.
On July 23, 2012, CSKA Moscow officially announced the departure of Shved in order to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. Two days later, he signed a multi-year deal with the Timberwolves.
On August 23, 2014, a three-team trade was completed, involving the Timberwolves, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Philadelphia 76ers. As part of the deal, Shved and teammate Luc Mbah a Moute were traded to the Sixers, along with a 2015 first round draft pick from Cleveland. The Cavaliers received Kevin Love from Minnesota, whereas the Wolves received Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia.
On December 19, 2014, Shved was acquired by the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade that also involved the 76ers and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
On February 19, 2015, Shved was traded, along with two second-round picks, to the New York Knicks in exchange for Pablo Prigioni.
On July 16, 2015, Shved returned to Russia and signed a three-year contract with Khimki.