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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The injuries keep coming for Chicago, with Jimmy Butler’s left elbow now hyperextended.
Rose had surgery on a tear in his right medial meniscus Friday.
It’s time for Jimmy Butler to step up, and he did Friday.
“I don’t really know what to say,” Joakim Noah says of Chicago’s latest hurdle.
Rose will have surgery on a meniscus tear in his right knee.
The Bulls match up well with the Bucks, but they have to get Derrick Rose right again.
Gibson revealed he’s been playing through a ligament tear in his left hand.
Rose has scored 98 points in 116 minutes against Cleveland this year, preseason included.
“I just tried to make the game simple,” Rose said after Tuesday’s win.
Butler’s status for Thursday and this weekend’s All-Star Game is uncertain.
Chicago continues to struggle at home against ordinary competition.
In a rout of the defending champions, Chicago reminded that its goals are still attainable.
Gasol is averaging 18.7 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.
“He’s not going to lose any team,” Popovich says of Thibodeau.
“We know what we have to do, but we can’t keep talking about it,” Jimmy Butler says.
Washington’s personnel and scheme largely negate Chicago’s strengths.
“We just got to have that dog mentality again,” Taj Gibson says.
Gasol scored a career-high 46 points and added 18 rebounds in Chicago’s win Saturday.
“I’m always concerned,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says.
Offensively and defensively, Rose hasn’t consistently been engaged lately.