While the pick led to quite a bit of discourse and criticism on social media, we've also recently noted that Primo could bring some good things to the team despite being picked much sooner than many expected. That being said, though, the pick is raising several questions regarding how his timeline matches that of the current young core.
Being only 18 years old, Primo will be the youngest active NBA player coming into the 2021-'22 season. He is nearly six years younger than Dejounte Murray and about nine years younger than Derrick White. This is not to mention the fact that he's yet another guard being added to a Spurs roster that is already stacked with guards.
Adding such a young guard to the roster could have some possible implications for the rest of the roster, particularly if the Spurs are confident in his development and he stays the same height. Because of the huge age difference between Primo and a good portion of the Spurs' roster, I would not be surprised to see the team decide to part with one or more of their long-standing guards within the next season or two.
If I were one of these two players, these are some of the reasons why I would be a bit worried about my future with the Spurs.