Report: Tony Buzbee Representing Former Spurs Employee Who Claims Joshua Primo Exposed Himself To Her
The San Antonio Spurs have waived point guard Joshua Primo. Primo’s release is due to the player being accused of exposing himself to women multiple times, according to reports. The 19-year-old saw his $4.3 million option picked up for the 2023-24 NBA season. Additionally, any teams that show interest in him are required to have $4.1 million in minimum cap space.
Many NBA teams reportedly have interest in signing Primo, but will monitor his current situation closely before making any final decisions. Teams will have the opportunity to sign Primo on Monday after he officially clears waivers and he becomes a free agent. During his media availability, Primo acknowledged that he has been, and will continue, getting the help that he needs to treat his mental trauma.
“I know that you all are surprised by today’s announcement,” Primo said in the statement. “I’ve been seeking help to deal with previous trauma I suffered and will now take this time to focus on my mental health treatment more fully. I hope to be able to discuss these issues in the future so I can help others who have suffered in a similar way. I appreciate privacy at this time.”
Spurs CEO RC Buford also released a statement following the release of Primo.
“It is our hope that, in the long run, this decision will serve the best interest of both the organization and Joshua.”
A former Spurs employee has retained the services of Houston Attorney Tony Buzbee. The woman has accused Primo of indecently exposing himself to her. Buzbee represented multiple women in sexual misconduct cases against Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. Additionally, Buzbee is currently representing plaintiff Darnell Green in a felony battery case against Saints running back Alvin Kamara.
Buzbee posted on his Instagram, saying he has not released an official statement on the Primo case and will not be doing so until the time is right.
Primo was the Spurs’ 12th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft out of Alabama. He played two seasons at Alabama in which he won SEC Freshman of the Year in 2020 after averaging 8.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. His rookie contract was a four-year, $18.4 million dollars. That is $4.6 million a year and $8 million of the contract was guaranteed upon signing the contract. Primo was the youngest player in the entire NBA in his rookie campaign at the age of 18.
He played 50 games for the San Antonio Spurs last season in which he averaged 5.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. He did play in 19 minutes per game as well. He went back and forth with the San Antonio Spurs and their G League affiliate the Austin Spurs. This season, Primo played in the first four games off of the bench averaging seven points per game. He was ruled out on this Friday’s game and was released one hour prior to that game against the Bulls.
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