By Paul Garcia, Project Spurs.com
Prior to San Antonio’s 106-88 fourth quarter victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, I had a chance to speak with Wolves Russian rookie Alexey Shved.
Though Shved is a rookie, he’s had his run against NBA caliber players as he went head to head with Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), and Patty Mills (Australia) when Russia played against each squad in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
It was Shved’s Russian squad that eventually put an end to the “Golden Age’s” run as Russia defeated Argentina for the Bronze medal in a thrilling game back in early August.
In the interview, Shved spoke with me about Spurs guard Tony Parker, and why he’s one of the best point guards in the league.
“He’s one of the best point guards ever,” said Shved of Parker, “he can pass, he can make shots, (and) he can go to the rim.”
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