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The Spurs have unexpectedly released guard Josh Primo, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Primo was the Spurs' 12th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft but couldn't secure a significant role in the rotation during his time with the team. The 19-year-old will now have the chance to seek other opportunities with another franchise. With Primo on the move, Josh Richardson receives a significant boost in value. Richardson becomes the clear backup to Devin Vassell, who is currently sidelined due to a left knee injury.
Joshua Primo (illness) is available to play in Saturday night's game against the Indiana Pacers.
Primo is dealing with an illness that has kept him sidelined for the last couple of game, but he is now off the injury report and is expected to be able to suit up on Saturday. Look for him to see a sizeable workload with the Spurs having multiple inactive starters against the Pacers.
Joshua Primo has officially been ruled out for Friday night’s game against Utah according to KENS-5 San Antonio’s Tom Petrini.
Joshua Primo will miss a second straight contest Friday night. Josh Richardson and Lonnie Walker IV should again see increased usage.
According to the NBA Injury Report, Joshua Primo (illness) is doubtful to play on Friday against the Jazz.
The rookie guard comes into Friday's game as doubtful to play after missing Wednesday's matchup with the Raptors. If he is sidelined with the illness yet again, his minutes will shift to Josh Richardson and Tre Jones.
SA Spurs G Primo closed with 11 points (4-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, three assists, one block, and one steal over 28 minutes during Monday's 111-96 loss to the Knicks.
It was an impressive start for the rookie on Monday. With the Spurs dealing with a rash of Covid and injury concerns, Primo stepped in and chipped in 11 points, two rebounds, and three assists. His effort on both sides of the ball and ability to hit shots from behind the ark is a great sign for his future development. With several starters likely to return in the next week or so, Primo is by no means a must add, but is someone to keep an eye on.