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 on the North Side.

Follow him on Twitter @CodyWesterlund.

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Bulls’ Jimmy Butler Praises Derrick Rose, Says ‘It Had To Be One Of Us’ Getting Traded

“I don’t think anything’s for certain,” Butler says of whether the Bulls will for certain keep him after trade speculation.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2016

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Gar Forman Hints At Low-Profile Free Agency For Bulls

“What we got to keep in mind is not only short term but long term,” Forman says.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2016

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Hoiberg-Butler Relationship Fully Takes Center Stage With Rose’s Exit

Fred Hoiberg has had constant communication with Jimmy Butler, who was at the center of trade speculation.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2016

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Bulls Believe Valentine Is A Fit Alongside Butler, In Hoiberg’s System

“He gives you the opportunity to play in so many ways,” Fred Hoiberg says of Denzel Valentine.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2016

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Derrick Rose Welcomes Fresh Start In New York, Content To Be Away From Hometown Pressure

“It hurt a little bit, but at the end of the day … everything is out of my control,” Rose says of being traded.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2016

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Gar Forman: Bulls Didn’t Shop Jimmy Butler

“We never made a single call,” Forman says. “We’re not looking to move Jimmy.”

CBS Chicago–06/24/2016

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Bulls Select Denzel Valentine At No. 14

The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Valentine averaged 19.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.8 assists as a senior.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2016

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Westerlund: 5 Thoughts On Derrick Rose Trade

What’s this mean for the Bulls on draft night? What are the financial implications?

CBS Chicago–06/22/2016

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Westerlund: New Era Dawns For The Bulls With Derrick Rose’s Exit

The Bulls traded Rose to the Knicks in an effort to get “younger” and “more athletic.”

CBS Chicago–06/22/2016

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Bulls Acquire Spencer Dinwiddie From Pistons In Exchange For Cam Bairstow

The 23-year-old Dinwiddie averaged 4.8 points and 1.8 assists in 12 games for the Pistons in 2015-’16.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2016

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Bulls’ Doug McDermott Tabbed For USA Basketball’s Select Team

The Select Team trains with the Olympic squad that will head to Rio de Janeiro.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2016

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What Are Jimmy Butler’s Chances Of Making The USA Olympic Team?

Butler’s on the outside looking in, but speculation persists that high-profile names could withdraw from consideration.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2016

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Westerlund: Bulls’ Pursuit Of Joakim Noah — Or Lack Thereof — Will Be Telling

Noah’s on the downside of his career and hasn’t always seen eye to eye with Fred Hoiberg and Jimmy Butler.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2016

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Bulls Get No. 14 Pick In NBA Draft

Chicago holds the No. 14 and No. 48 picks in the June 23 draft.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2016

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Denzel Valentine: ‘Would Love To Play For The Bulls’

The 22-year-old Valentine brings a versatile skill set that intrigues NBA teams.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2016

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NBA Draft Combine: Bulls Interview Kris Dunn, Eye Guards

Notre Dame’s Demetrius Jackson believes the Bulls will select a guard, and he could fit the bill.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2016

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After Bulls’ Lost Season, NBA Draft Combine Takes On Greater Importance

The Bulls are in line to get the No. 14 pick. Who will they be looking at there?

CBS Chicago–05/10/2016

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Kings Nab 8th Slot In Draft Lottery Tiebreaker

The chances of Sacramento conveying its first-round pick to Chicago are infinitesimal.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2016

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Bulls Roster Breakdown: Who’s Staying, Who’s Going?

A crucial offseason awaits, one that management has promised will include roster turnover.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2016

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Bulls’ John Paxson Gives Support To Fred Hoiberg But Wants Much More From Him

“Fred is going to have to work at it,” Paxson says.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2016

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