Rockets center Yao Ming has called a possible move to Cleveland an "unknown" amid rumors that the Cavaliers' new Chinese part owners want to sign him.
In China, Friday night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets is expected to draw TV ratings that would put even a Super Bowl to shame.
Yao Ming plans to meet with doctors next week for an update on how his injured right knee is healing.
Yao Ming and the Rockets have agreed to a multi-million dollar deal that will keep Yao in Houston until 2011, ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher confirmed. The story was first reported by KRIV-TV in Houston.