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 on the North Side.

Follow him on Twitter @CodyWesterlund.

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Derrick Rose Steps Up, ‘Should Be Fine’ After Ankle Sprain

Rose suffered a sprained left ankle Monday but didn’t seem overly concerned by it.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2015

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Bulls’ Derrick Rose Wants Jimmy Butler To Shoot More

“Certain games, I’m going to have it,” Rose says. “Other games, I’m not.”


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Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Hornets

Jimmy Butler stepped up like the max-contract player the Bulls needed him to be Friday.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2015

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Westerlund: Bulls Lacking Effort, Identity

The Bulls’ lack of intensity Saturday left coach Fred Hoiberg fed up.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2015

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Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Thunder

It was the Derrick Rose show in the fourth quarter.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2015

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Doug McDermott Replaces Tony Snell In Bulls’ Starting Lineup

Fred Hoiberg has made a change after his team’s poor performance Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2015

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Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Magic

The Bulls held on for a 92-87 win as Derrick Rose was big on the pass and conservative on the shooting.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2015

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Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Cavs

Nikola Mirotic impressed, and Jimmy Butler came up with a big defensive play late.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2015

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Hoiberg Likes What He Sees From Gasol-Mirotic, Noah-Gibson Pairings

Will Nikola Mirotic start at power forward for the Bulls? Signs are pointing that way.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2015

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Bulls’ Derrick Rose Goes Through Partial-Contact Workout

The Bulls were “really encouraged” by Rose’s workout Tuesday, coach Fred Hoiberg said.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2015

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Fred Hoiberg Weighs Bulls’ Starters, Eyes Bench Role For Doug McDermott

The Bulls envision McDermott adding a scoring punch to their second unit.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2015

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Bulls, Fred Hoiberg Concerned About ‘Lackadaisical’ Defense

Chicago has allowed at least 112 points in three preseason games.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2015

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Westerlund: Gasol-Mirotic Pairing Flashing Its Strength

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg preaches spacing, and he gets it with Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic on the floor.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2015

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Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Bucks

Jimmy Butler is intent on being the Bulls’ leader and driving force.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2015

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Joakim Noah: Let’s Have ‘Honest Evaluation’ Of Me Now That I’m Healthy

“I feel great,” Noah says after knee issues slowed him in 2014-’15.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2015

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Derrick Rose Expected To Resume Basketball Activities In 2 Weeks

Rose underwent surgery Wednesday on an orbital fracture.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2015

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Westerlund: 5 Takeaways From Bulls’ Media Day

Health is once again a big worry, and opportunity awaits Doug McDermott and Niko Mirotic.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2015

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Derrick Rose Already Has Eyes On 2017 Free Agency

Rose says he wants to remain in Chicago, but he’s zeroed in on nabbing his fair share of money in a changing financial landscape.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2015

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Gar Forman On Derrick Rose Civil Case: ‘We Support Derrick, He’s Part Of Our Family’

“We don’t feel like there’s going to be any distraction,” Forman says.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2015

The Bulls celebrate after Derrick Rose, center, hit a game-winning 3-pointer against the Cavs in Game 3 of the 2014 Eastern Conference semifinals at the United Center. (Getty Images)

Bulls Release 2015-’16 Schedule

Chicago will open the season against Cleveland on Oct. 27.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2015


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