If Joel Embiid has taught us anything over the past few weeks, it's that a player with a jovial personality can help us Philly sports fans through the darkest of times.
And until the Hinkie Plan comes to full fruition, things will likely to be pretty dim surrounding the 76ers for a while. Alexey Shved could come in handy there.
The fact that Shved could maybe, hypothetically, kinda-sorta, hopefully prove to be the "steal of the Thad Young trade" aside, the former Timberwolve has shown flashes of a fun personality as well. If you're not familiar with the Ricky Rubio "change your face" moment, the zany fellas over at NBA TV's The Starters had some fun with Alexey a few weeks back during Summer League.
It's worth revisiting for Sixers fans who probably didn't think twice about watching a Timberwolve at the time.
Hopefully, Shved and his new teammates can change some frowns around in the coming years down in South Philadelphia.