Josh Primo Now A Free Agent

It was a shocking development over the weekend when the San Antonio Spurs waived their 2021 lottery pick Josh Primo. They had just two weeks' earlier picked up the option on his 2023-24 season. The sordid details were later revealed of his exposing himself to a Spurs female employee. The waivers have now expired, and Primo went unclaimed by any other NBA team. 

The 19-year-old is now an unrestricted free agent. Though let's qualify that—he's restricted by the fact that he has this cloud over his head. 

Nevertheless, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that team executives say that "there is significant interest in monitoring Primo's future among numerous NBA teams."

As the No. 12 overall pick in the 2021 Draft, Primo was a rising talent, and the Spurs had felt very strongly about his ability to be a major piece for them in the future. But now it's felt that he'll have to work out some mental health problems before he can return to the league. 

Since no team claimed him on waivers, the Spurs will owe him $8.4M over the next two seasons, and any team that signs him could do so for the league minimum. 

The 6'6" wing was averaging 7.0 points, 4.5 assists and 3.3. rebounds in 23.3 minutes per game over the first four games of the season. Last year, his rookie campaign, he averaged 5.8 points and 2.3 assists in 19 minutes per game. He started 16 of the 50 contests he played. 

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