2. Josh Primo Will be the League’s Best 3-and-D Player
Josh Primo shot 50% from the field and 75% from three. That pretty much sums up his offensive effort, although it should be noted that I did want him to shoot more and I never doubted for a second he would miss any of his shots from deep.
He’s been proving in Austin that he can catch and shoot, pull up into a jumper, or step back and drain a three. On Sunday, he showed he can bring his accuracy to the next level. 3/4 from deep is better than Devin Booker’s 4/9, Mikal Bridges’ 2/5, and Keldon Johnson’s 2/8. The sample size is small, but at 19 years old, he’s shooting 38% from deep in the world’s best basketball league.
He also had two blocks, which has become a common occurrence for him against the Suns.
However, the mentorship of Lonnie Walker and Manu Ginobili has been a double-edged sword. On one hand, he is playing with a ton of confidence on both ends of the floor. On the other hand, he is trying to make cross-court passes through traffic that he really has no business trying, which resulted in five turnovers, the highest of any player.