Reasons Revealed For Josh Primo's Sudden Release By Spurs

When the San Antonio Spurs shockingly waived promising 2021 first-round pick Josh Primo on Friday, it left many around the NBA dumbfounded. Details are now being revealed as to the reason behind the Spurs cutting ties with the 19-year-old. 

Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN are reporting that Primo's release stemmed from "multiple alleged instances of exposing himself to women." A female former Spurs employee says she was one of the victims.

Primo had released a statement Friday night before these revelations came out, saying that he was going to "take this time to focus on my mental health treatment more fully." He attributed his problems to "previous trauma" that he suffered. 

The only Spurs comment to date has been from CEO RC Buford, who said "It is our hope that, in the long run, this decision will serve the best interest of both the organization and Joshua."

The Spurs had only a couple of weeks earlier picked up the $4.3M 2023-24 option on Primo's contract. 

If he isn't claimed by another team this weekend he'll become a free agent on Monday. 

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