San Antonio Express-News
ESPN dropped a bombshell report on Saturday, October 29, from unnamed sources the San Antonio Spurs dropped Joshua Primo from the team after multiple alleged incidents where he exposed himself to women.
No other details on the incidents were released.
News of Primo’s waiver hit the internet after it was wordlessly shared by Spurs on social media and their website, driving wild speculation about the circumstances surrounding the 19-year-old’s departure from the team, which left even NBA executives shocked.
“NBA executives are very shocked by the Spurs’ decision to waive Josh Primo, and they wonder what could’ve happened behind the scenes,” Alex Kennedy, Chief Content Officer at Basketballnews.com, said in a tweet following the news. “‘I’m sure there’s more to the story,’ says one NBA general manager.”
Coach Gregg Popovich declined to comment on Friday night. Spurs Sports and Entertainment CEO RC Buford said in a statement that, “It is our hope that, in the long run, this decision will serve the best interest of both the organization and Joshua.”
The report by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski, who described the news as “jarring” on Friday night comes after Primo’s official statement, which cited mental health treatment to address “previous trauma.”
The Spurs had picked up the $4.3 million 2023-24 option on Primo’s contract recently, and the No. 12 lottery pick had, as recently as five weeks ago, spoke with media about being the face of the franchise.
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