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Aaron Craft - PG, 6'2, 195
Signed in France - Signed with Monaco
       Date of birth: 02/12/1992
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Ohio State
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2nd September, 2014 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
25th October, 2014 NBA Waived by Golden State.
30th October, 2014 D-League Designated as a returning player by Santa Cruz Warriors.
6th August, 2015 Hungary Signed a one year contract with Szolnoki.
28th December, 2015 Hungary Left Szolnoki.
8th January, 2016 D-League Acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
31st July, 2016 Italy Signed a one year contract with Trento.
2nd July, 2017 France Signed a one year contract with Monaco.
23rd August, 2017 D-League Drafted 36th overall in the 2017 D-League Expansion Draft by Agua Caliente Clippers.
When: Where:
2010 - 2014 Ohio State (NCAA)
July 2014 Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
July 2014 Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
October 2014 - June 2015 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
July 2015 Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
August 2015 - December 2015 Szolnoki (Hungary)
January 2016 - June 2016 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
July 2016 Utah Jazz (Summer League)
July 2016 - June 2017 Trento (Italy)
July 2017 - present Monaco (France)
From blog:


   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The 2010/11 NCAA Tournament, Part 2: Eastern Region
2011-03-16

Freshman point guard Craft is an incredibly mature and high IQ player for his age. He's a good ball handler who doesn't dribble into trouble, a good passer with strong court vision who doesn't throw it away often, a very good defender who has good hands, instincts and timing without committing a huge amount of fouls, and a capable shooter and finisher with very judicious shot selection for one so young. Craft is the team's only point guard, save for some pseudo point guard moments by Lighty and Buford. Buford is a natural scorer, and a good one, armed with two types of shot - the three pointer, and the right handed floaty hook thing from five feet out. His defense and decision making have improved over his career as a Buckeye, as has his scoring efficiency, now up to 47% from the floor (and helped in no small part by the talent around him). Buford does not look or take contact, is not a great athlete, nor is he much of a ball handler, yet he has developed into an efficient and increasingly reliable role player. There's more than a dribble of Wayne Ellington about him in terms of both his body type and style of play. And Wayne Ellington now plays in the NBA, so that must be interpreted as praise.

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   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 4: NCAA Point Guards
2014-06-19

Aaron Craft - Aaron Craft is the Derek Jeter of basketball, universally lauded by every broadcast team that ever took to the sport and universally loathed by everyone other than fans of his team precisely because of this undue love. He is lauded in his way basically for his effort, but also because of the perception of IQ this gives off. He 'plays the game the right way', 'knows how to play the game', and of course, he 'does whatever it takes to win'. As long as whatever it takes to win is within his very limited skillset.

Craft is known for his physical, tenacious defense. He moves he feet well, uses his strength and bodies up everyone, with a terrific motor, good hands, good anticipation and the relentless desire to be an absolute pest. He is relentlessly aggressive and never seems to run out of energy and hustle, which is the guaranteed way to win the hearts and minds of observers disdainful of everyone who doesn't do this. He gets away with things others never could in the process, and does dirty things at times, but it's all a part of the package. It's also pretty much all of the package, because offensively, Craft offers little. He is certainly a willing ball mover and a pass-first point, and boasts decent passing vision at times. But he is also thoroughly undynamic, rarely penetrates the first line of the defense, and is more steady than probing. And his own scoring skills are lacking - the unathletic and undersized Craft does very little in the paint, and is a poor shooter both off the dribble and off the catch.

By moving his feet quickly and being really annoying to his opponents, Craft has won over the very types of people who make the sort of decisions he is now faced with. But the NBA has mostly moved on from its Eric Snow, Kevin Ollie and Rick Brunson days. Craft is too small, slow, unathletic and undynamic to make it as an NBA defensive specialist point guard. You have to be Patrick Beverley to do that now. And Aaron Craft is no Patrick Beverley.

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Signed in France


 
 
 


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