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Examining Josh Primo’s advantage creation and finishing ability

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How much separation does the rookie guard create from defenders? And how well does he finish once he gets to the rim?

2021 Las Vegas Summer League - Brooklyn Nets v San Antonio Spurs Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images

The Silver and Black faithful got their first look at 18-year-old combo guard Josh Primo when he suited up for the Spurs at Salt Lake City and Las Vegas Summer League a few weeks ago. And while the four-game sample size is admittedly small, there were more than a few takeaways from San Antonio’s talented 2021 lottery selection.

A new NBA season is more than a month away, but that doesn’t mean Spurs fans have to wait for in-depth analysis on the 12th overall pick. After returning from my weeklong stay in Las Vegas to cover the Summer Spurs, I finally finished cutting four hours of Primo footage down to 30 minutes of the most crucial clips from his first professional action.

With plenty of game tape in hand, I’m ready to kick off my six-part film study series, diving into several specific areas of Primo’s entire package. So, let’s begin by breaking down his ability to create separation from defenders as a ballhandler and examine how well he finishes around the rim in the early stages of his development.

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