The Los Angeles Clippers are a team that was once considered to be a perennial title contender in the Western Conference, with superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George leading the way.
That no longer seems to be the case, with both of their superstars being undependable due to their persistent injury issues, which have them sitting on the bench watching games rather than playing in them.
Heading into the 2023-24 NBA season, it’s more of the same from the Clippers, with the team hoping they can get the most out of Leonard and George while surrounding them with some talented players like Russell Westbrook and Norman Powell.
However, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the team made an interesting and somewhat head-scratching move on Friday by signing troubled guard Josh Primo to a two-way contract.
ESPN Sources: Free agent G Josh Primo is planning to sign a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. Since his release from the Spurs in October, Primo has been engaged in ongoing therapy – which will continue in LA. pic.twitter.com/YMFYjX9sJv
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 29, 2023
At one point in time, Primo was considered to be a promising young player for the San Antonio Spurs, with Gregg Popovich and company selecting him as the No. 12 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.
Unfortunately for the Spurs, Primo became a problem off the floor, as he was released for an incident in which he exposed himself to women.
San Antonio was having no part of that and parted ways with Primo, but he has reportedly been to therapy for his issue and made a convincing enough case for the Clippers to sign him to a two-way deal.
In 54 games over the course of two seasons with the Spurs, Primo averaged 5.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game, shooting 37.2% from the floor and 30.2% from deep.NEXT: Paul George Opens Up On His Shooting Struggles During Rookie Year