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.