Perry A. Farrell of the Detroit Free Press reports:

Pistons guard Ben Gordon had a tough decision.

Ben Gordon chooses rehab over playing for Great Britain

After having surgery to remove bone spurs in his left ankle in late April, Gordon wore a cast for three weeks and thought he would be ready to play for Great Britain’s national team this summer in preparation for October’s training camp with the Pistons.

However, when his ankle wasn’t healing as quickly as Gordon would have liked, he decided to focus on getting ready for the season instead of playing for Britain.

He already had been through a season with the Pistons in which he battled ankle, hamstring and groin issues. He’s intent on fans seeing a healthy shooting guard this season.

April 6, 2010: Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon (7) with the ball during the NBA game between the Detroit Pistons and the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Pistons beat the 76ers, 124-103.