SAN ANTONIO –
The San Antonio Spurs waived Canadian guard Josh Primo on Friday, surprisingly chopping ties with the No. 12 choose within the 2021 NBA draft.
The 19-year-old 6-foot-6 guard, who’s from Toronto, had averaged 7.0 factors in 4 video games this season whereas battling minor accidents.
“It is our hope that, in the long term, this resolution will serve the perfect curiosity of each the group and Joshua,” Spurs Sports & Entertainment CEO RC Buford stated.
The Spurs wouldn’t supply any additional particulars on what led to Primo’s dismissal.
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich arrived a half hour after his scheduled pre-game media session and solely minutes after the Spurs launched the assertion of Primo’s waiver.
“We’re going to stay by what we informed you,” Popovich stated.
Primo averaged 5.8 factors, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in his rookie season with the Spurs after taking part in one season at Alabama. He began 18 video games, and at 18 years, 300 days turned the youngest participant in league historical past to look in an NBA recreation after going to school.
Primo missed most of this pre-season with an MCL sprain. San Antonio exercised the third-year group choice on the Canadian simply two weeks in the past.