While the NBA's future seems murkier with each passing day, the extended time off is allowing some beat-up NBA players to heal before diving back into another season — which they would be doing very soon if things were on schedule.
One of the players benefiting most from the time off is Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, who suffered a dislocated elbow in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat. Although he can't participate in basketball activities yet, the two-time All-Star told ESPN.com that the elbow is healing well.
"The elbow is getting better," he told ESPN.com. "I got another check-up on it [Tuesday]. It's getting there. It's still a little swollen, [but] other than that, no problem."
Rondo said recently that a full range of motion in the elbow is back and that he doesn't see it as a major issue moving forward.
Rondo also said he's continuing to take classes at the University of Kentucky while the lockout rolls on, working towards his degree.