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Sheridan Hoops is reporting that USA Basketball has named their 19 man preliminary roster. Sometime before London, that roster will be trimmed down, but it looks like no Celtics player will even have a shot to make the team. Not sure how big a surprise it is that Rajon Rondo was omitted. I mean he seemed about as interested in the World Championship tryouts in the Summer on 2010 as he is talking about how great Chris Paul is. He ended up dropping out, when it started to look like he might get cut. Rondo mentioned afterwards he was more concerned with the Celtics then Team USA.

Still somewhat of a surprise that Rondo isn't being considered. The list of 19 after the jump.

LaMarcus Aldridge
Carmelo Anthony
Chauncey Billups
Chris Bosh
Kobe Bryant
Tyson Chandler
Kevin Durant
Eric Gordon
Blake Griffin
Dwight Howard
Andre Iguodala
LeBron James
Kevin Love
Lamar Odom
Chris Paul
Derrick Rose
Dwyane Wade
Russell Westbrook
Deron Williams

JR 1/11/2012 12:06:00 PM Edit
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