Cody Westerlund

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A sports editor for CBSChicago.com and 670TheScore.com, Cody Westerlund also covers the Bulls. Prior to coming on board in January 2014, he previously had covered college and high school sports in the Champaign, Ill., and Ames, Iowa areas. Westerlund graduated from the University of Illinois in 2010 and lives in the Lake View area now.

Follow him on Twitter @CodyWesterlund.

Bulls guard Derrick Rose, right. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: In Rose, Bulls Get Their Closer Back

“He’s our guy” late in games, Kirk Hinrich says of Derrick Rose.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2014

Bulls big man Pau Gasol. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pau Gasol Has Sights On Being In Bulls’ Closing Group

“I like to be on the floor when the game is on the line,” Gasol says.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2014

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler smiles as his teammates celebrate after he hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer for an 85-84 win against the Hawks on Thursday at the United Center.  (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: Comeback Doesn’t Cover Up Bulls’ Lingering Challenge

Jimmy Butler’s been great, but Chicago’s second five has struggled mightily.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Thibodeau Sending Early Message To His Bulls

“We need to get an edge,” Tom Thibodeau says. “We don’t have an edge right now.”

CBS Chicago–10/13/2014

Chicago's Doug McDermott drives around Washington's Kris Humphries on Monday night. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Takeaways From Bulls’ Preseason Opener

Nikola Mirotic sparkled, and Jimmy Butler’s still not thinking about his contract.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2014

Bulls rookie wing Doug McDermott. (Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Defense May Be McDermott’s Ticket To Playing Time

“It’s a learning process,” Doug McDermott says.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, left, and Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Storylines From Bulls Media Day

From Butler’s contract to minutes restrictions to Noah’s knee, there was plenty to talk about Monday.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2014

Bulls guard Derrick Rose. (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose: ‘I Know I’m Going To Win A Championship Soon’

As always, Derrick Rose was the focus as the Bulls held media day Monday.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2014

Derrick Rose. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Rose Flashes Brilliance, Rust In Return Home

“That adversity, I think, has made him a lot stronger,” Tom Thibodeau says.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2014

Derrick Rose at Team USA's mini-camp. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

Rose Thrilled For Return To Serious Competition At United Center

“He’s been outstanding, consistently outstanding.,” Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski says.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2014

Bulls guard Derrick Rose. (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: Rose Seeks Balance With His Explosive Style

“My game is developing into a controlled game,” Derrick Rose says.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

Derrick Rose stands in the middle of an interview scrum after Team USA's practice Thursday in Chicago. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rose Has No Second Thoughts About Playing For Team USA

“I don’t have fear,” Derrick Rose says. “I have faith.”

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

Pau Gasol. (Getty Images)

Gasol Comes To Chicago Championship Dreaming

The Bulls view Pau Gasol as a unique facilitator and finisher they haven’t had in years past.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2014

Doug McDermott. (Getty Images)

Bulls, McDermott Believe They’re An Ideal Match

“I’ll do whatever they want me to do,” Doug McDermott says.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2014

Tom Thibodeau. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bulls Optimistic That Rose Will Participate With Team USA

“All indications” are that Derrick Rose will join Team USA in late July.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2014

Doug McDermott. (Getty Images)

Bulls Get Draft Night Wish, Turn Eyes To Bigger Prize

Chicago got its man in Doug McDermott and now turns its eyes toward Carmelo Anthony.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2014

LeBron James. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: LeBron’s Message Frames Bulls’ Potential Conundrum

There could come a Kevin Love-vs.-Carmelo Anthony moment of truth for Chicago management.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2014

Carmelo Anthony. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

Report: Anthony Will Opt Out, Test Free Agency

The Bulls will have their chance to woo Carmelo Anthony to Chicago.

06/22/2014

The Clippers' Matt Barns, left, official Tony Brothers, center, and the Thunder's Nick Collison. (Richard Rowe/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: In Defense Of Officials Everywhere

An often forgotten rule appears lost on Doc Rivers and those rushing to judgment.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

Joakim Noah. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bulls’ Noah Takes 4th In MVP Voting

Joakim Noah drew notoriety after a career year.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2014

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