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Rose will return ... but guessing when just silly

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From left, Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich, Derrick Rose, Nate Robinson, Richard Hamilton and Jimmy Butler watch from the bench during the final seconds of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoff series in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat Wednesday night in Miami. The Heat won 115-78.

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Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left, and forward Vladimir Radmanovic, of Serbia, cheer from the sideline during the first half of Game 2 of their NBA basketball playoff series in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Miami.

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Bulls' Derrick Rose shoots before Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals between the Bulls and the Miami Heat, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Miami. Rose has not played since hurting his knee in April 2012.

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Prior to the Bulls' lopsided loss at Miami on Wednesday, rumors swirled that Derrick Rose might return for Game 3 on Friday. Of course, nothing will be official until the man himself roars, "Tonight's the night!" Bulls fans seem to understand that Rose wouldn't be able to play many minutes or be very effective after such a long layoff. Yet a large segment of them want him back. Meanwhile, other large segments want him to do everything from continue resting to be traded.
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    • From left, Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich, Derrick Rose, Nate Robinson, Richard Hamilton and Jimmy Butler watch from the bench during the final seconds of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoff series in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat Wednesday night in Miami. The Heat won 115-78.
    • Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left, and forward Vladimir Radmanovic, of Serbia, cheer from the sideline during the first half of Game 2 of their NBA basketball playoff series in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Miami.
    • Bullsí Derrick Rose shoots before Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals between the Bulls and the Miami Heat, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Miami. Rose has not played since hurting his knee in April 2012.
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