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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Rose is dealing with an illness.
“Sometimes it’s nice to have a Bentley, but a Honda Accord will get you there as well,” Mike Dunleavy says.
“We all feel he’s going to be back to the same guy that he was,” Tom Thibodeau says of Derrick Rose.
There’s no timetable for his return.
“I just like Thibodeau as a coach,” Barack Obama said. “The guy’s tough. They play hard.”
“I know where I’m going to be,” Derrick Rose says. “I know how good I am. I’m very confident.”
Tom Thibodeau and Taj Gibson have different takes on Chicago’s defensive troubles.
Chicago’s defense has been largely average this season.
Rose raised awareness for police brutality by wearing a shirt in memory of Eric Garner.
Chicago has a good thing going with Pau Gasol’s strong play and Derrick Rose healthy.
Doug McDermott has swelling in his right knee.
“We’re in this together,” John Paxson says.
Here’s a secret lost in the early season drama: Chicago’s defense has been rather average.
Rose is “a lot better,” but the Bulls are being cautious.
Was Monday a glimpse of the new Rose?
Joakim Noah didn’t finish Saturday’s game because of a minutes restriction.
Rose is dealing with two sprained ankles.
“My body’s holding up well,” Pau Gasol says. “We’re winning. So far, so good.”
“The whole city, this is home for me,” Butler says.
“It’s always good to measure up against the top teams,” Pau Gasol says.