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.
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“He’s our guy” late in games, Kirk Hinrich says of Derrick Rose.
“I like to be on the floor when the game is on the line,” Gasol says.
Jimmy Butler’s been great, but Chicago’s second five has struggled mightily.
“We need to get an edge,” Tom Thibodeau says. “We don’t have an edge right now.”
Nikola Mirotic sparkled, and Jimmy Butler’s still not thinking about his contract.
“It’s a learning process,” Doug McDermott says.
From Butler’s contract to minutes restrictions to Noah’s knee, there was plenty to talk about Monday.
As always, Derrick Rose was the focus as the Bulls held media day Monday.
“That adversity, I think, has made him a lot stronger,” Tom Thibodeau says.
“He’s been outstanding, consistently outstanding.,” Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski says.
“My game is developing into a controlled game,” Derrick Rose says.
“I don’t have fear,” Derrick Rose says. “I have faith.”
The Bulls view Pau Gasol as a unique facilitator and finisher they haven’t had in years past.
“I’ll do whatever they want me to do,” Doug McDermott says.
“All indications” are that Derrick Rose will join Team USA in late July.
Chicago got its man in Doug McDermott and now turns its eyes toward Carmelo Anthony.
There could come a Kevin Love-vs.-Carmelo Anthony moment of truth for Chicago management.
The Bulls will have their chance to woo Carmelo Anthony to Chicago.
An often forgotten rule appears lost on Doc Rivers and those rushing to judgment.
Joakim Noah drew notoriety after a career year.