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Spurs release 2021 lottery pick Joshua Primo

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The San Antonio Spurs have made the difficult decision to release a second-year player. Joshua Primo has been released.

Primo’s departure comes not even one month into his second season with the team. He was the 12th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Joshua Primo attempts a shot against the Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by the San Antonio Spurs/Instagram)

“It is our hope that, in the long run, this decision will serve the best interest of both the organization and Joshua,” Spurs CEO RC Buford said in a statement.

This is a very odd situation. He was developing as a 19-year-old. He had a bright future.

Something had to happen off the court for the club to just cut ties with him. If that is indeed the case, more information will come out in the future.

He was going to miss Friday’s game against the Chicago Bulls with an injury.

He appeared in four games this season. He did not have a single start before his departure.

Primo was averaging seven points per game. He also averaged 3.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game.

His last game with the Spurs came against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He scored 10 points in 24-plus minutes.

As a rookie, he appeared in 50 games. Primo started 16 games in 2021-22.

He averaged 5.8 points per game. He also averaged 2.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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