Ricky Rubio once implored Alexey Shved to change his face and be happy. I’m not sure he had this in mind.
I’ve been pretty hard on Shved over the last year because he immediately began struggling once the rest of the league apparently got a basic scouting report on the Russian guard (as it was explained to me by a couple of different scouts). Developing a better attitude and refining the skills that got him to the NBA level are what we should be hoping for as he enters his third NBA season.
I’m not sure becoming a Narnia villain accomplishes that, but let’s see how the bold strategy pays off for him, Cotton!
It’s worked in the past for NBA players:
Well, not ALL NBA players…