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 Lakeview neighborhood.

Follow him on Twitter @CodyWesterlund.

Denzel Valentine, Bulls Collapse In Final Minute With ‘Young Mistakes’

Valentine’s turnover with eight seconds left cost the Bulls in a 116-115 loss to the 76ers.

670 The Score–02/22/2018

Bulls’ Robin Lopez Handles Benching In Stride: ‘Seems Like They Still Like Me’

As the Bulls evaluate youngsters, Lopez and other veterans will sit for an extended time.

670 The Score–02/22/2018

Bulls Point Guard Kris Dunn’s Focus Down Stretch: ‘Time To Be A Leader’

After finding more rhythm on the floor, Dunn is turning his attention to something more as well.

670 The Score–02/15/2018

Bulls’ Zach LaVine Embracing Closer’s Role

LaVine’s runout dunk with 12 seconds left lifted the Bulls to a win against the Magic on Monday.

670 The Score–02/12/2018

Bulls’ Bobby Portis Calls Wizards’ Criticism Of His Flagrant-2 Foul ‘Stupid’

“In what basketball world does it say ‘Just let a man go lay the ball up’?” Portis says.

670 The Score–02/12/2018

Zach LaVine Shines, Lifts Bulls To Win By Outdueling Jimmy Butler Late

LaVine had a season-high 35 points, including the Bulls’ final 11 as they rallied to beat the Wolves.

670 The Score–02/10/2018

Bulls Keep Low Profile On Trade Deadline Day, Prepare To Turn Show Over To Youngsters

“This direction that we’re headed and the pieces we have in place now, we’re really happy,” John Paxson says.

670 The Score–02/08/2018

Bulls’ Kris Dunn Out Of Concussion Protocol But Ruled Out Of Next 2 Games

“Now it’s about getting him reconditioned,” coach Fred Hoiberg says.

670 The Score–02/08/2018

Bulls’ Trade Of Nikola Mirotic ‘Consistent With The Direction’ Of Rebuild

The Bulls received a first-round pick from the Pelicans, one that’s likely to convey this summer.

670 The Score–02/01/2018

Bulls Trade Niko Mirotic To Pelicans For 1st-Round Pick, Omer Asik

The Bulls are taking on bad money to receive the first-round pick they so desired.

670 The Score–02/01/2018

Bulls Miss Kris Dunn’s Presence As Uneven Play Continues

With an ugly 110-96 loss to the Bucks on Sunday, the Bulls fell to 1-4 without Dunn in this most recent stretch.

670 The Score–01/28/2018

As Zach LaVine Has Poor Shooting Night, Bulls Remind Assimilation Into System Will Take Time

LaVine shot just 3-of-17 in the Bulls’ 108-103 loss to the Lakers on Friday.

670 The Score–01/26/2018

Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn Selected For Rising Stars Game

Markkanen, 20, is fourth among rookies in scoring at 15.5 points per game.

670 The Score–01/24/2018

Bulls Remain Dead Set On Obtaining 1st-Round Pick In Potential Niko Mirotic Trade

The Bulls continue to hold trade discussions involving Mirotic ahead of the Feb. 8 deadline.

670 The Score–01/23/2018

Bulls’ Kris Dunn Out Indefinitely After Being Placed In Concussion Protocol

After a nasty face-first fall Wednesday, Dunn won’t travel with the team to Atlanta for Saturday’s game.

670 The Score–01/18/2018

Bulls Have Plenty To Take Away From Competitive Loss To Warriors

In an entertaining contest the Warriors won 119-112, the Bulls were reminded of the costs of any lack of focus.

670 The Score–01/17/2018

Bulls’ Niko Mirotic At Peace With, Motivated By Trade Speculation

“Hopefully, they’re going to keep me a few more games, at least,” Mirotic says as a trade possibility looms.

670 The Score–01/15/2018

Zach LaVine Impresses In His Bulls Debut

Playing in a game for the first time in 344 days, LaVine looked smooth and had 14 points in 19 minutes.

670 The Score–01/13/2018

Bulls’ Niko Mirotic On Possibility Of A Trade: ‘Not Worried What’s Going To Happen’

Mirotic is eligible to be traded Monday and has found himself amid intense speculation.

670 The Score–01/13/2018

Bulls’ Zach LaVine To Make Season Debut Saturday

LaVine will initially be limited to 20 minutes per game.

670 The Score–01/09/2018


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