Feb 11, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) warms up before their game against the Atlanta Hawks at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Bulls announcer believes Derrick Rose will play this season

It appears as if Chicago Bulls play-by-play man Neil Funk has just started an avalanche of rumors.

The Bulls have all but ruled point guard Derrick Rose out for the season as he recovers from a knee operation, but Funk has a hunch that Rose will return to the lineup this season.

“My belief is he’s going to play before this season is over,” Funk said Wednesday on the “Carmen & Jurko” show on ESPN Chicago 1000. “No one in the Bulls organization … they have stuck to their guns that he is out for the season. But I just have this feeling, I don’t know why, and this isn’t the first time that I’ve said it, but I really think he’s going to play before the season is over.”

It doesn’t appear that Funk has any inside information, just that he has a ‘hunch’ Rose will return.

Chicago will have a postseason birth awaiting them and Rose’s potential return timetable would be around a similar date, though it all seems a bit too good to be true at this moment.

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