Cody Westerlund

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A sports editor for and, 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. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts On Bulls-Clippers

The injuries keep coming for Chicago, with Jimmy Butler’s left elbow now hyperextended.

CBS Chicago–3 hours ago

Bulls guard Derrick Rose. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose Begins His Rehab In ‘Good Spirts’

Rose had surgery on a tear in his right medial meniscus Friday.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2015

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler, left, chases down a loose ball. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-T’Wolves

It’s time for Jimmy Butler to step up, and he did Friday.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: The Cruel Fate Of Derrick Rose

“I don’t really know what to say,” Joakim Noah says of Chicago’s latest hurdle.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Tom Thibodeau On Derrick Rose Injury: ‘So Unfair’

Rose will have surgery on a meniscus tear in his right knee.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, right, grabs a rebound in traffic. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Bucks

The Bulls match up well with the Bucks, but they have to get Derrick Rose right again.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2015

Bulls forward Taj Gibson.  (Getty Images)

Westerlund: The Sacrifices Of Taj Gibson

Gibson revealed he’s been playing through a ligament tear in his left hand.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose goes in for a layup against the Cavaliers. (Jeff Haynes/Getty Images)

Westerlund: The Cavaliers Have A Derrick Rose Problem

Rose has scored 98 points in 116 minutes against Cleveland this year, preseason included.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: Scorer-Distributor Balance An Ongoing Focus For Derrick Rose

“I just tried to make the game simple,” Rose said after Tuesday’s win.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2015

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Jimmy Butler Strains Shoulder, Expected To Have MRI

Butler’s status for Thursday and this weekend’s All-Star Game is uncertain.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2015

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, background, watches as Derrick Rose dribbles against Rajon Rondo. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/NBA)

Westerlund: Bulls Look Mentally Ready For Playoffs, But Not Physically

Chicago continues to struggle at home against ordinary competition.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2015

Bulls big men Pau Gasol, left, and Taj Gibson. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls Rediscover Themselves

In a rout of the defending champions, Chicago reminded that its goals are still attainable.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2015

Bulls center Pau Gasol, right. (Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pau Gasol Voted In As All-Star Game Starter

Gasol is averaging 18.7 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2015

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. (Getty Images)

Gregg Popovich Comes To Tom Thibodeau’s Defense

“He’s not going to lose any team,” Popovich says of Thibodeau.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2015

Chicago's Taj Gibson, left, battles Atlanta's Al Horford for a rebound. (Randy Belice/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls Are Talking But Not Producing Lately

“We know what we have to do, but we can’t keep talking about it,” Jimmy Butler says.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2015

Wizards point guard John Wall. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls Should Be Wary Of The Wizards

Washington’s personnel and scheme largely negate Chicago’s strengths.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2015

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tom Thibodeau Angered By Bulls’ Defensive Issues

“We just got to have that dog mentality again,” Taj Gibson says.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2015

Bulls big man Pau Gasol, center. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: Pau Gasol Continues To Amaze

Gasol scored a career-high 46 points and added 18 rebounds in Chicago’s win Saturday.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose Out Against Bucks As He Deals With Knee Soreness

“I’m always concerned,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: Derrick Rose’s Bumpy Road Continues

Offensively and defensively, Rose hasn’t consistently been engaged lately.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2015