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Chris Kramer
PG/SG - 6'3, 195lbs - 34 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Signed in Israel - Signed with Hapoel Jerusalem
  • Birthdate: 04/04/1988
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2010
  • Pre-draft team: Purdue
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Buddy Baker (Exclusive Sports)/Dario Santrolli (Megasport)
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
27th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Milwaukee.
19th October, 2010NBAWaived by Milwaukee.
30th October, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
8th December, 2010D-LeagueWaived by Fort Wayne Mad Ants due to injury.
28th December, 2010D-LeagueRe-acquired by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
22nd June, 2011Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Mets de Guaynabo.
23rd September, 2011GermanySigned a one year contract with Wurzburg.
27th June, 2012GermanySigned a one year contract with EWE Baskets Oldenburg.
17th June, 2013GermanyRe-signed by EWE Baskets Oldenburg to a one year contract.
26th June, 2014GermanyRe-signed by EWE Baskets Oldenburg to a two year contract.
3rd May, 2016GermanySigned a one year extension with EWE Baskets Oldenburg.
22nd July, 2017LithuaniaSigned a one year contract with Lietuvos Rytas.
Career Moves
2006 - 2010Purdue (NCAA)
July 2010Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
September 2010 - October 2010Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
October 2010 - June 2011Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
June 2011 - July 2011Guaynabo (Puerto Rico)
September 2011 - June 2012Oliver Baskets Wurzburg (Germany)
July 2012Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
June 2012 - June 2017EWE Baskets Oldenburg (Germany)
July 2014Houston Rockets (Summer League)
July 2017 - presentLietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
Articles about Chris Kramer

July 2, 2014

Chris Kramer - Kramer has long been in the NBA conversation, and has signed contracts with the Bucks in the past. It's been a while since then, 2010, although Kramer has done enough to keep himself on the NBA's radar in that time. On the face of it, it is hard to see why - a 6'3 26 year old defensive combo guard who can't shoot and has every single facet of his offensive game in question at this level. But then you see his athleticism, tenacity and relentless defensive pressure, and it starts to make some sense. Kramer keeps coming back because he is the type of player a coach wants to coach, and the kind of player a team so badly wishes its projectable 6'7 long and athletic wings would channel. But Kramer can never be a 6'7 long and athletic wing, and so it will never work out. Mind you, he's got more chance than Aaron Craft.

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October 1, 2010

Kramer has worked out for many teams this summer, and went to summer league with the Pacers, where he totalled 32 minutes, 8 points, 6 rebounds and 7 fouls in 2 games. At that time, I wrote this about him:

Kramer is an extremely strong 6'3 defensive specialist with no discernible offensive talent whatsoever, who really should have played football instead. He was a great fit for a big program in the college game, but he'll be far less great in the professional arena, where the players get harder to defend. It would be a great thing for the fan's perspective to see him do well, for the Purdue graduate is a local boy, but unfortunately, Kramer is let down by his own face. He's just too good looking for me to root for anything other than his abject failure.


His problem, succinctly yet fairly, is that he can't make a shot. Kramer is tough, smart, gritty, strong, defensively aggressive and defensively tenacious, but offensively, he can't dribble, shoot, create or pass. Kramer has not got a good set jumpshot, can do nothing off the dribble, can't finish around the basket, and can't get there either. He averaged only 6.5 points, and while he again does the little things well - moves the ball, makes the extra passes, only took good shots, shot a good percentage - he also can't contribute the big things. Is there room in the NBA for a player like that? Yes, always, but not when they're 6'3.

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July 6, 2010

Chris Kramer

Kramer is an extremely strong 6'3 defensive specialist with no discernible offensive talent whatsoever, who really should have played football instead. He was a great fit for a big program in the college game, but he'll be far less great in the professional arena, where the players get harder to defend. It would be a great thing for the fan's perspective to see him do well, for the Purdue graduate is a local boy, but unfortunately, Kramer is let down by his own face. He's just too good looking for me to root for anything other than his abject failure.

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