Former Ohio State star Greg Oden is confident he will return to the NBA after his many knee injuries, but he would not venture a guess about whether he'll wind up in Cleveland.

"I'm worried about the knee," he told The Plain Dealer when asked if the Cavs could be a destination for him. "That's it."

Oden was in Columbus to take in the Buckeyes' 58-49 victory over Wisconsin. He has been living in Columbus and taking classes, but he said now that he's working out in his hometown of Indianapolis and splitting time between the cities.

Asked if he was playing at all, Oden said, "I'm just getting my knee ready so when things do happen I'll be ready to play next year.

"I'm still in the rehab process, but I'm it taking slow. I could possibly be playing at this point, but I've done that before and I got injured before, so I'd rather take everything I am doing slow. Right now I'm just doing strength stuff with my knees."