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Rondo withdraws from Team USA
Posted By WEEI On August 24, 2010 @ 1:46 pm In General | 1 Comment
According to a press release issued by USA Basketball, Celtics  guard Rajon Rondo  has withdrawn his name from consideration for the final spot on Team USA, who will begin their participation in the World Championships Saturday night in Istanbul.
“Rajon came to us and said he was going to withdraw from the team, that he had some family matters to attend to and some things to take care of before the NBA season. He did an outstanding job during our training, we appreciate the effort and commitment he made to our program and he completely has our support,” said USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo in the release.
Rondo was believed to be teetering on being the team’s final cut, telling ESPN.com Tuesday, “I think I’m on the bubble. Just looking at the obvious — I got a DNP last game. That pretty much speaks for itself.” His starting role had been taken over by Derrick Rose , with Russell Westbrook  moving into the backup point guard position.
The final 12-man roster for Team USA is as follows: Chauncey Billups , Tyson Chandler , Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant , Rudy Gay , Eric Gordon , Danny Granger , Andre Iguodala , Kevin Love , Lamar Odom, Rose, and Westbrook.
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