Khimki Moscow Region continued adding depth to its roster with the signing on Sunday of experienced point guard Chris Kramer for the upcoming 2019-20 season and an option for one more. Kramer (1.91 meters, 31 years old) will make his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut after having played five of the last six seasons in the 7DAYS EuroCup, including the last two with Rytas Vilnius of Lithuania. Kramer played less than half of Rytas's games last season due to injury and was lost for the rest of the season to a knee injury he suffered in the first game of the quarterfinals. Over 57 games and five seasons in the EuroCup, the first three of which he spent with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of Germany, Kramer has averaged 8.7 points, 4.8 assists and 1.5 steals. He has the fifth-most assists (276) and the third-most steals (85) in the EuroCup since he debuted in 2013 despite missing one fo the seasons.
"Chris is a good player; I worked with him in Lietuvos Rytas a couple of seasons ago," Khimki head coach Rimas Kurtinaitis said. "He is very good, tenacious, physically strong guard with a high basketball IQ, who understands basketball well."
"I'm very excited about joining Khimki and getting to compete at the highest level in Europe," Kramer said. "Hopefully, we'll have a lot of success together. Also, it will be great to rejoin coach Kurtinaitis."