Rondo focused on Celtics, not Team USA

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Rondo focused on Celtics, not Team USA

BOSTON Rajon Rondo is not expected to be among the 18 players invited to be on the preliminary Team USA Roster.

When asked if he would be disappointed in not being selected, he was quick to respond, "Nah. No. Not at all."

Having spent time with Team USA last summer, Rondo knows all too well the level of commitment that is involved.

Oh, Rondo's committed to helping the C's go deep into the playoffs.

"My focus right now is to represent the Celtics," Rondo said. "Of course it would be an honor, but that's not even in my thought process right now."

But don't be surprised if Rondo gets a call at some point between now and the roster being trimmed to 12 prior to the 2012 Olympics in London.

"This year is going to be particularly tough with the short amount of time we have in this condensed season," Rondo said. "It's going to be a lot of injuries during the season, so guys may drop out or may (be) picked up, so you never know."