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Josh Primo shows off impressive stepback, development on IG

Josh Primo
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At just 19 years old, Josh Primo has already given San Antonio Spurs fans reasons to be excited.

Starting in the last 12 games of the regular season under Gregg Popovich was an accomplishment on its own, and the confidence the greatest coach of all-time seems to have in him should show everyone just how high his expectations of the young Canadian are.

Primo's 5.8 points per game and 30.7% shooting clip from downtown as a rookie don't leap off the page, but sometimes the eye test is just as important when analyzing someone's potential. Primo had plenty of moments on both ends that made us look twice, including incredible defensive instincts and athleticism in the open court.

As we look toward year two of the Spurs' latest lottery pick, fans would love Primo to continue developing his handles, playmaking, and scoring. Fortunately, it looks like he's working on a lot of that as he trains in Canada this summer.

Of course, training in an open gym is different from real action, but it's clear that Primo has the skillset to be a menace with the rock if he can keep drilling down on his dribbling and offensive arsenal. The last stepback jumper he showcases is particularly impressive and is something he's busted out in-game on occasion.

I'm not speaking out of turn when I say no one on the current roster has the above move in his bag as of now. The fact that Primo has already shown flashes of creation on top of his already promising defense can only bode well for San Antonio.

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At his rate of growth, it wouldn't be a shock to see Josh Primo go into training camp at 6'7, and that will only be enhanced if his game reaches new heights this summer as well.

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