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 wing Jimmy Butler reacts late during a Game 3 double-overtime win against the Bucks. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Game 3 Of Bulls-Bucks

Chicago’s backcourt dominance has continued.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2015

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, left, and Joakim Noah celebrate. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Game 2 Of Bulls-Bucks

It got more physical as Chicago grabbed a 2-0 series lead with a 91-82 win.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2015

Bulls forward Taj Gibson, center. (Getty Images)

Bulls Expect Bucks To Get More Physical In Game 2

Derrick Rose got to the paint at will in Game 1. Will that change in Game 2?

CBS Chicago–04/19/2015

Derrick Rose passes to a teammate.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Derrick Rose Plays Freely, Displays Top Form In Playoff Return

Rose scored 23 points and had seven assists as the Bulls topped the Bucks in Game 1.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2015

Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich. (Getty Images)

Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich Out For Game 1, Derrick Rose Is A Full Go

Hinrich’s status for Game 2 is uncertain as well as he deals with a hyperextended left knee.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2015

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

Westerlund: Battered Bulls Enter Playoffs With Uncertain Health

“My whole mindset coming into these playoffs is ‘no excuses,'” Derrick Rose says.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2015

Derrick Rose drives for a layup. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-76ers

In extended minutes, Derrick Rose had 22 points, eight assists and zero turnovers.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2015

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

Derrick Rose Will Play A 4th Segment Against 76ers

The Bulls are increasing Rose’s minutes after he reported feeling “great.”

CBS Chicago–04/11/2015

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

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Pistons

Chicago took sole control of third in the East with an 88-82 win.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2015

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

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Knicks

Nikola Mirotic’s continued excellence has reduced Taj Gibson’s role.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2015

Bulls center Pau Gasol, left, congratulates forward Nikola Mirotic. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Hornets

This line is becoming a theme: Nikola Mirotic is filling it up.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2015

NIkola Mirotic. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Raptors

A looming question: What’s Nikola Mirotic’s role when everyone’s healthy?

CBS Chicago–03/20/2015

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Observations After Bulls-Pacers

NIkola Mirotic is stating his case for crunch time minutes.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2015

Bulls center Pau Gasol, left, guard his brother and Grizzlies center Marc Gasol. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Grizzlies

The Bulls need a killer instinct. Will Derrick Rose be able to help provide it?

CBS Chicago–03/09/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Getty Images)

Derrick Rose: ‘Good Chance’ — But No Assurance — On Return This Season

“Whenever I feel well, that’s when I’ll step back on the court,” Rose says.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2015

E'Twaun Moore, right, celebrates with Pau Gasol after hitting a game-winning 3-pointer. (Getty Images)

E’Twaun Moore: ‘I Don’t Think I Have Nerves’

E’Twaun Moore scored a career-high 19 points and hit the game-winner Thursday.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2015


Westerlund: 5 Thoughts On Bulls-Wizards

The bad blood continues to build between Chicago and Washington.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2015

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–03/01/2015

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