With little hope of there being basketball on the horizon, signing a contract overseas — or at least discussing the possibility of it — seems to be the thing to do these days for NBA players.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo threw his name into the mix of guys who are at least mulling over the possibility of taking their talents to Europe, according to ESPN. The two-time All-Star, who’s currently hosting a basketball camp in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., weighed in on the subject.
“It’s something my agent and I have spoken about,” he told ESPN on Wednesday. “A lot of things go into playing overseas, a lot of little things to take care of. For me, right now, I’m just focused on getting healthy — getting healthy and getting better for my team next year, the Boston Celtics.”
Rondo also talked about the condition of his elbow, which he dislocated in Game 3 of the Celtics’ Eastern Conference semifinals matchup against Miami.
“It’s the most pain I’ve ever been in playing ball,” Rondo said. “I’m feeling a little pain now, but the swelling is down. The only thing is there’s swelling in my joint. I’ll be fine, it just takes time. I’ve got a couple more weeks that I’m off, as far as rest and the repetition of weights.”
Rondo added that he doesn’t “have much stress” about the NBA lockout, and that his focus for the offseason has primarily been getting healthy.