Alexey Shved Khimki ALBA
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In his recent interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the General Manager of Khimki, Pavel Astakhov, talked about Shved’s future with the Russian team and his potential return to the NBA.

“Of course, we want him to stay in Khimki and further bring joy to us and our fans with his game. At the moment, preliminary negotiations with its representatives have been held.”

Astakhov clarified that Shved will go to the NBA under specific circumstances. The GM of Khimki said not only the money but the role Shved will have, will play a key role in his final decision.

“I think that if he has some serious proposal from the NBA, and it’s not even about money, but about the role in the team, it will not be easy to keep him. If such an offer is not received, I see no reason why he should change the club, where he is the absolute leader, to some other European one. But in any case, it will be his decision.”