Rajon Rondo Added to U.S. National Team Roster


July 15, 2010

Rajon Rondo conquered the NBA when he ran the point on the Celtics? championship team in 2008. Now, he aims to conquer the world.

Rondo, Mavericks center Tyson Chandler and Suns forward Robin Lopez were added to the U.S. national team roster and will participate in training camp next week in Las Vegas, The Boston Globe reports.

Twenty-one players, including 2010 scoring champion Kevin Durant and 2009 Rookie of the Year Derrick Rose, will compete for a chance to play for the United States in the world championships in Turkey from Aug. 28 to Sep. 12.

The team will not feature any of the 2008 Olympic gold medal winners, who all have said they plan to take the summer off to deal with injuries and/or personal matters.

Rondo will compete for the starting point guard spot along with Rose, Denver?s Chauncey Billups and Durant?s teammate in Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook.

If Rondo is selected, he will reassemble with his teammates in August before leaving for Europe.

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