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 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

Bulls general manager Gar Forman. (Getty Images)

GM Forman ‘Confident’ Mirotic Will Come To Bulls — Eventually

Gar Forman also said the Bulls will “evaluate” whether to use the amnesty provision on Carlos Boozer.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

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

Westerlund: Manner Of Bulls’ Ending Predictable, Fitting

“The future’s bright, but it’s been bright for a while now,” Taj Gibson says.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

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

Thibodeau On Adam Silver: He Was ‘Very Strong’

Tom Thibodeau called Donald Sterling’s banishment a statement that needed to be made.

04/29/2014

Joakim Noah, left, grabs a rebound. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Lacking Crunch-Time Closer, Bulls Hit By Reality

There’s only a few tomorrows left for Chicago without a go-to guy late.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2014

Bulls guard D.J. Augustin. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Wizards Find Tactical Magic As Bulls Search For Adjustments

Chicago will have its hands full in a first-round series it now trails 1-0.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2014

Joakim Noah. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: As Heat Rest, Bulls Only Know One Way – ‘Stop For Nothing’

Ninety-nine seconds Monday displayed why Miami would rather delay a matchup with Chicago.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2014

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