Rondo withdraws from Team USA

The U.S. basketball team finalized its roster for the world championship when Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo asked to withdraw from consideration.

Rondo had started in the Americans’ first two exhibition games, then surprisingly didn’t play at all on Sunday when the U.S. edged Spain.

The final 12-man roster set on Tuesday was Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Rudy Gay, Lamar Odom, Chauncey Billups, Danny Granger, Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon, Stephen Curry, Kevin Love, Tyson Chandler and Andre Iguodala.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s team has one more tuneup against Greece on Wednesday.

The world championship starts on Saturday in Turkey and runs through Sept. 12.