Spurs release Primo amid ‘alleged cases of exposing themselves to women’
Less than 24 hours later San Antonio Spurs exempted Picking the 2021 Josh Primo lottery, we now have some clarity on the team’s reasoning.
According to a report from ESPN’s Romana Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski, Primo’s release stems from “multiple alleged instances of him exposing himself to women.”
Spurs’ move to cut ties with Primo stunned the NBA world on Friday. Primo is just a year away from being picked 12th overall by the Spurs in the NBA Draft, and just two weeks ago the team picked his pick for the 2023-24 season.
In one statement Released to ESPN on Friday, Primo said he is dealing with past injuries and will take time to focus on his mental health following his release.
“I know that you are all surprised by today’s announcement,” Primo’s statement read. “I have sought help dealing with previous trauma that I have suffered and will now take this time to focus more fully on my mental health treatment. I hope to have I can’t discuss these issues in the future so I can help those who have been affected in a similar way. I appreciate privacy at this time.”
Primo averaged 5.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 50 games for the Spurs during his rookie season.
In four games for the Spurs this season, Primo averaged 7.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists.
Youth 19 years old are eligible for an exemption. Primo has contract for two more seasons, expected to do 4.1 million dollars this season and $4.3 million in 2023-24.