Three Things — June 3: NBA set to return, coach proposes “election day” for athletes, Quincy Guerrier undergoes surgery

Eli Boettger | @boettger_eli | 06/03/20


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Here are the three things you need to know for June 3.

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NBA set to return

Basketball is back. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA is set to welcome 22 teams to play out the remainder of the season in Orlando. The format will include 13 Western Conference squads and nine Eastern Conference squads with eight regular season games per team, a play-in for the No. 8 seed, and the timeline spanning July 31 to October 12.

The proposal will be voted on Thursday to confirm the details. The Milwaukee Bucks currently lead the NBA standings at 53-12 with the Los Angeles Lakers (49-14), Toronto Raptors (46-18) and Los Angeles Clippers (44-20) also eyeing a title. With the NBA season now advancing well into October, the move will likely push back the NBA Draft schedule as well.

Coach proposes “election day” for athletes

As the country continues to see ongoing protests and riots in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, many coaches, players and universities around the country have chimed in to show support for African-American communities and for equality.

Georgia Tech associate head coach Eric Reveno voiced his opinion on Tuesday, saying that the NCAA should have a mandatory “off” day on federal election day, November 3, to encourage student-athlete participation in the upcoming elections. “We must empower, educate and guide our athletes to be part of the change,” Reveno said.

Quincy Guerrier undergoes surgery

Syracuse forward Quincy Guerrier has undergone surgery to repair a torn muscle in his groin. Orange coach Jim Boeheim confirmed to Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters that Guerrier will need at least six weeks of rehabilitation before resuming basketball activities.

Guerrier is a 6-7 forward who recently completed his first season with Syracuse after making his way over from Canada. He appeared in 32 games this past season, tallying 6.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.


Eli Boettger is a college basketball writer and founder of HeatCheckCBB.com. He has previously worked for Sporting News, DAZN and USA TODAY SMG.

Boettger’s content has been featured by Bleacher Report, NBC Sports, FiveThirtyEight, Yahoo Sports, Athletic Director University, Washington Post, Illinois Law Review and Notre Dame Law Review, among other publications. Boettger is also a current USBWA member and Rockin’ 25 voter.