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.

Nikola Mirotic Is Feeling It As Bulls Run Winning Streak To 4

“Niko has brought a confidence to this team,” Fred Hoiberg says.

CBS Chicago–24 hours ago

Amid Strong Start, Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic Proclaims That ‘Niko Is Back’

“I’ve been having great confidence in myself so far,” Mirotic said after the Bulls improved to 3-0 with him healthy.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2017

Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen Out Against Celtics With Back Soreness

Niko Mirotic will start in his place.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2017

Poor Habits On Display As Bulls Take ‘A Step Backwards’

Fred Hoiberg rued an inattention to defense after the Bulls lost their ninth straight Monday night.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2017

Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic Set To Return To Game Action This Week

Mirotic has missed the first 21 games with facial fractures that he suffered from a punch from teammate Bobby Portis.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2017

Reality Of Bulls’ Rebuild Hitting With Losing Streak Reaching 8

“Nobody cares about a losing team,” Denzel Valentine says.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2017

Nikola Mirotic Vague About Future With Bulls, Accepts Bobby Portis’ Apology — Through The Media

“If I’m here, it means that my team needs me and I need my team too,” Mirotic said in his first public comments since the Oct. 17 incident.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2017

Bulls Rookie Lauri Markkanen Mired In First Slump Of Pro Career

Markkanen is 17-of-67 from the field in his past five games.

CBS Chicago–11/28/2017

Kris Dunn Takes Over Late In Career Game To Lead Bulls Past Hornets

Dunn scored a career-high 22 points and added a season-high seven assists as the Bulls outlasted the Hornets.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2017

Kris Dunn Gaining Ground In Bulls’ Point Guard Competition But Can’t Shake Turnover Bug

Dunn is among the league leaders in turnovers per 48 minutes.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2017

Michael Reinsdorf ‘Happy’ With Bulls’ Progress In Rebuild

“Fred’s got them playing really hard,” Reinsdorf says of the Bulls. “It’s not going unnoticed.”

CBS Chicago–11/10/2017

Bobby Portis To Slot In As Bulls’ Backup Power Forward In Return From Suspension

Keep it simple,” Fred Hoiberg says of what he expects out of Portis. “Focus on defending and rebounding.”

CBS Chicago–11/06/2017

Bulls Expect Bobby Portis To Be Usual Self In Return From Suspension

After sitting out eight games for punching teammate Nikola Mirotic, Portis is eligible to return Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2017

Robin Lopez Takes Blame As Bulls Fail To Execute Late In Loss To Pelicans

“It’s going to be a process, it’s going to take time,” Justin Holiday said after the Bulls dropped to 2-6.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2017

Fred Hoiberg Disgusted With Bulls’ Effort In Blowout Loss To Thunder

“We took a huge step in the wrong direction,” Hoiberg said. “We didn’t compete.”

CBS Chicago–10/28/2017

John Paxson: Bulls Sensitive To Niko Mirotic’s Plight, Must Show Patience In Doing What’s In Team’s ‘Best Interest’

“We don’t have all the answers right now,” Paxson says.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2017

Westerlund: Observations From Bulls-Hawks

Lauri Markkanen had another double-double and hit a big 3-pointer late in Chicago’s first win.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2017

Bulls’ Bobby Portis Apologizes Publicly For Incident With Niko Mirotic: ‘Not Who Bobby Portis Is’

“I’m wrong for what I did,” Portis said of punching Mirotic, who suffered facial fractures.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2017

Bulls’ John Paxson Sheds More Light On Sale Of Jordan Bell Pick To Warriors: ‘Build Equity’ With Ownership

“Down the road, there will be a time and place where we can use money to our advantage,” Paxson says.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2017

Questions Surround Bulls’ Culture, Even Before Regular Season Starts

“Inexcusable” is how the Bulls described Bobby Portis’ punch that fractured bones in Nikola Mirotic’s face.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2017


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