After fearing he would miss the next seven days, Alexey Shved came out of Monday’s re-evaluation confident that he’ll return to the Minnesota Timberwolves sometime this week, agent Obrad Fimic told RealGM.

Shved suffered a sprained left ankle last Thursday and didn’t make the trip to Atlanta on Monday when the Timberwolves lost to the Hawks. Nevertheless, Shved wants to come back at some point in the Timberwolves’ next three games this week – most likely Friday or Saturday.

Shved, the impressive rookie out of Russia, is averaging almost 11 points and five assists this season.

The Timberwolves have already been ravaged by injuries this season, but they signed Mickael Gelabale and Chris Johnson late last week to bolster their frontcourt depth.