From the Milwaukee Bucks:
The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on guard Chris Kramer, General Manager John Hammond announced today.
Kramer (6-3, 214 – Purdue) signed as a free agent on September 27. He appeared in four of the team’s preseason games and averaged 5.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist. On Sunday at Minnesota he played a team-high 36 minutes and contributed 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
This should imply that the Bucks are finally getting healthy and will be giving their regulars some more time in the final week leading up to the regular season. Charles Gardner noted today that John Salmons took part in a non-contact portion of the Bucks practice and is doing some running. He may play in the Bucks final pre-season game and could be on track to play by the regular season opener. Corey Maggette has been practicing with the team for over a week. It’s been a long pre-season, but it seems like the Bucks are finally getting healthy.
Kramer will likely join the Bucks D-League affiliate in Fort Wayne. It’s obviously a perfect situation for him, being the local kid from Indiana who went to Purdue. He came in handy when the team was dealt a bad hand in regards to injuries. Milwaukee was very pleased with his hard work and effort throughout camp and rewarded him by keeping him around as long as possible.
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