Former Spurs guard Joshua Primo clears waivers, sources say

Former San Antonio Spurs guard Joshua Primo has cleared waivers and turn out to be an unrestricted free agent, sources instructed ESPN on Monday.

Primo, the No. 12 choose within the 2021 NBA draft, was out of the blue waived Friday evening after a number of allegations of him exposing himself to girls, sources instructed ESPN.

There is important curiosity in monitoring Primo’s future amongst quite a few NBA groups, group executives instructed ESPN, however claiming the 19-year-old on waivers would have dedicated a group to paying him $8 million-plus in wage by way of the 2023-24 season — a big danger given the uncertainty surrounding his state of affairs.

Attorney Tony Buzbee instructed ESPN on Saturday that he has been retained by a lady who labored for the Spurs and says Primo uncovered himself to her. Buzbee and the lady are set to have a information convention Thursday morning. Buzbee additionally represented a number of girls within the sexual misconduct lawsuits towards Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.

The Spurs at the moment are chargeable for the stability of Primo’s $4.1 million wage this yr and $4.3 million in 2023-24.

In a press release to ESPN on Friday, Primo mentioned he had suffered “earlier trauma” and “will now take this time to give attention to my psychological well being remedy extra absolutely.”