The San Antonio Spurs have announced that they have waived wing, Josh Primo, in a shocking turn of events. He is just 19 years old and was the team’s first-round selection in 2021 when they drafted him with the 12th overall pick. He has not spent much time on the main roster and was continuing to develop for the program. Head Coach Gregg Popovich declined to comment on the decision to waive the young wing when asked for one. The team exercised his third-year option just two weeks ago. There is some speculation that he was waived for something other than basketball reasons.
Josh Primo is a great young talent. Scores easy. Just 19 years old. Spurs had been developing this kid. The small market Spurs don’t just drop a player like that unless something detrimental happened off the court. Not sure what. Coach Pop declined comment. Very odd situation.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) October 28, 2022
In just 54 career games with the San Antonio Spurs, Josh Primo averaged 5.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 37.2 percent and a three-point percentage of 30.2 percent. In just four games this season Primo had seen a slightly increased role while being worked into the main rotation. This is a shocking move and Josh Primo was supposed to be a future building block of the franchise as it rebuilt. We here at Def Pen Sports will report on anything more that is potentially learned about the situation.