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Kramer expects to play in D-League

Will sign with Bucks, end up in Fort Wayne

Former guard Chris Kramer expects to sign an NBA contract with Milwaukee soon and thinks he eventually will land in Fort Wayne playing for the Bucks' Developmental League team.

Kramer said Monday that he is headed to Milwaukee on Wednesday to get some workouts in before training camp starts on Sept. 28. Buddy Baker, Kramer's agent, said Kramer will sign a contract once he gets to Milwaukee.

Because the Bucks have a full 15-man roster, Kramer anticipates ultimately being assigned to the D-League team in Fort Wayne.

The Mad Ants start training camp on Nov. 8 and open the season on Nov. 21.

Kramer is from Huntington, about 25 miles southwest of Fort Wayne.

"For everyone who has been there and supported you from Day 1 to be able to come and watch you play is a big plus going into the situation," he said.

There isn't a deal in place with the Mad Ants. There's still a chance Kramer could stick with the Bucks or land on another NBA team, Baker said. Mad Ants president Jeff Potter declined comment.

If Kramer does go the D-League route, it's likely he would skip the Nov. 1 draft and come straight to Fort Wayne after signing a D-League contract. The Mad Ants' training camp starts Nov. 8.

Kramer has been working out several times a day in preparation for his professional career.

"I feel great," he said. "I've put in a lot of time in on my game and just trying to get in the best shape of my life and then playing the best basketball of my life all at the same time. I'm a little bit tired, going through everything, but have to get enough sleep at night and let your body rest and go out there and play the game you love as a challenge every day. You can't go wrong."

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