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Building the ideal small ball lineup for the San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs, Tre Jones, Devin Vassell
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Shooting Guard - Josh Primo

The guy who most of you want to start at point guard at some point this season is my ideal shooting guard. In his rookie season, only 30.7% of his threes fell and he looked unconfident from behind the arc. He was also undisciplined defensively, but Spurs fans put up with Lonnie Walker IV for four seasons, so they should have been used to what Primo brings to the table. 

In the preseason, he is shooting 50% from deep, on limited attempts. When he does pull the trigger, he looks good. His release point is perfect, and he elevates himself to get a clear look at the rim. On the defensive end of the ball, he has used his increased muscle and length to bully opponents, even if the stats don’t show it. Listed at 6’6” but probably closer to 6’8”, Primo has the body to play a wing position. If he can knock his shots down or not let misses get into his head, I think he is the ultimate supporting character in the backcourt. 

Primo adds some swagger, youth, and confidence to a team that spent the last 20 years being labeled as “boring.” He is an uber-athlete who can do a bit of everything on both ends of the floor, and I think he and Tre Jones is a dangerous combo.