While Josh Primo’s on-court potential continues to pique the interest of several NBA teams, his issues are clearly larger than basketball.
The Spurs released Josh Primo after he repeatedly exposed himself to women
The San Antonio Spurs waived Josh Primo on Friday, just a year after selecting the 19-year-old wing 12th overall. Teams simply do not give up on young talent with untapped potential, such as Primo. Particularly so soon.
We clearly needed to learn a lot more about the situation that had quickly developed behind the scenes in San Antonio. Both the Spurs and Primo issued statements in an attempt to provide more immediate clarity for those who were concerned about the situation.
On Saturday afternoon, more information became available. A shocking report reveals the circumstances surrounding Josh Primo’s departure from the San Antonio Spurs.
According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski, Primo was released because he “exposed himself to women” on multiple occasions.
While Primo’s on-court potential continues to pique the interest of several NBA teams, his issues are clearly larger than basketball.
The Spurs had just picked up Primo’s 2023-24 contract option, guaranteeing him a $4.3 million salary, making the abrupt release all the more shocking. That will no longer be the case.
Primo issued the following statement after being let go by the Spurs on Friday.
“I know that you all are surprised by today’s announcement. I’ve been seeking help to deal with previous trauma I suffered and will now take this time to focus on my mental health treatment more fully. I hope to be able to discuss these issues in the future so I can help others who have suffered in a similar way. I appreciate privacy at this time.”
Primo has only appeared in 54 NBA games so far.
Let’s hope Primo gets the assistance he requires soon. Unfortunately, whatever he does in the future will not compensate for his previous actions. Primo, no matter how old he is, should have known better.