The 19-year-old is currently getting plenty of minutes with the Austin Spurs as San Antonio is finally working with a healthy roster. Although his Spurs came up short to fall to 2-3 on their season, Primo put up a career-high 24 points in their game on Sunday, making four of his six attempts from downtown along the way.
Perhaps more impressive than his performances, however, has been the transformation we've been seeing in his body since being drafted to the NBA. A fan captured a screenshot of Primo during a recent win over the Memphis Hustle.
Listed at 6-6 and 190 pounds on Basketball Reference, Primo still seems to be growing in both height and weight as he continues to prepare for a full-time role in San Antonio. He wasn't exactly scrawny at Alabama either, but you can still see the difference when comparing to present day.
The fact that Primo is continuing to grow should be exciting for Spurs fans waiting for him to be a big part of the future beginning next season. Just look at the second play from these highlights -- there's no one currently on the roster who can create their shot in this way.
Josh Primo Might Be the Future of the Spurs
As Coach Popovich revealed a few weeks ago, his plan has always been to let Joshua Primo fully develop in the G League before giving him a full-time role with the team. He stuck to his word, as Primo has been in Austin since their season began and probably won't be re-joining San Antonio unless further injuries or COVID protocols force a need for him.
With the Spurs now at 17-30, it doesn't seem like adding Primo into the lineup would make much of a difference in this rebuilding season, so the decision doesn't bother me even if I think he could help contribute right away. After all, losing more games at this point is probably more beneficial in the long term than winning.
You can catch Primo in Austin as the Spurs continue their season Thursday on ESPN+ and Bally Sports Southwest. Their season will run through April 2nd.