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 in the Lake View area now.

Follow him on Twitter @CodyWesterlund.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau argues with referee Marc Davis. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: Tom Thibodeau Question Looms After Bulls Run Out Of Answers

Will Tom Thibodeau be back next year in Chicago?

CBS Chicago–05/15/2015

Cleveland's LeBron James goes in for a dunk as Chicago's Derrick Rose trails. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts On Bulls-Cavs Game 5

Once again, LeBron James shined when it mattered most.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2015

Cavaliers star LeBron James hits a game-winning jumper to beat the Bulls, 86-84, in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Game 4 Of Bulls-Cavs

LeBron James’ heroics evened the series at 2-2.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2015

The Bulls celebrate after Derrick Rose's 3-pointer at the buzzer beat the Cavs. (Getty Images)

With Pau Gasol’s Status Uncertain, Bulls May Again Turn To Small Lineup

Gasol is questionable for Game 4 with a strained left hamstring.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2015

Cleveland's LeBron James, center, drives to the hoop as Chicago's Joakim Noah, right, defends. (Getty Images)

LeBron James Calls Joakim Noah’s Trash Talk ‘Disrespectful’

James and Noah were assessed double technical fouls in the third quarter Friday.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2015

Derrick Rose hits a game-winning 3-pointer over the outstretched arm of Cavs forward Tristan Thompson. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls’ Derrick Rose Displays ‘His Greatness’

Derrick Rose’s miraculous buzzer-beater gave the Bulls a 2-1 series lead over the Cavs.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2015

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler won the NBA's Most Improved Player award. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bulls’ Jimmy Butler Earns His Day In The Spotlight

Butler was honored Thursday as the NBA’s Most Improved Player.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2015

Cavs star LeBron James glides in for a layup attempt against the Bulls. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Game 2 Of Bulls-Cavs

LeBron James was on a mission Wednesday night, and Chicago’s interior defense lacked.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2015

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler, right, drives on Cavs guard Iman Shumpert. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Game 1 Of Bulls-Cavs

Time and again, Chicago got good looks out of the pick-and-roll.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2015

LeBron James. (Gary Dineen/NBA/Getty Images)

Bulls Weigh How Much Defensive Attention To Devote To LeBron James

“Any team that has LeBron and Kyrie, you’re not shorthanded,” Tom Thibodeau says.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2015

Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy. (Getty Images)

Bulls Notes: Mike Dunleavy Avoids A Suspension

Chicago also expects Cleveland to utilize LeBron James often at power forward.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2015

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler, center, holds his shooting form after a shot in Chicago's win in Game 6 on Thursday night at the Bradley Center. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Bucks Game 6

We got what we wanted: Bulls-Cavs.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2015

Bulls center Pau Gasol, center, is challenged by multiple Bucks defenders. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Game 5 Of Bulls-Bucks

“At times, we just think we’re a little bit too good,” Taj Gibson says.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2015

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Getty Images)

Bulls Notes: Tom Thibodeau Defends Decision To Not Call Late Timeout

Chicago struggled in Game 4 against Milwaukee’s aggressive defense.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2015

Bulls guard Derrick Rose turns the ball over in the waning seconds against the Bucks. (Getty Images)

Derrick Rose Takes The Blame For Bulls’ Loss

Rose’s defensive lapse in the waning seconds led to a game-winning layup for the Bucks.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2015

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler reacts late during a Game 3 double-overtime win against the Bucks. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Game 3 Of Bulls-Bucks

Chicago’s backcourt dominance has continued.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2015

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, left, and Joakim Noah celebrate. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Game 2 Of Bulls-Bucks

It got more physical as Chicago grabbed a 2-0 series lead with a 91-82 win.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2015

Bulls forward Taj Gibson, center. (Getty Images)

Bulls Expect Bucks To Get More Physical In Game 2

Derrick Rose got to the paint at will in Game 1. Will that change in Game 2?

CBS Chicago–04/19/2015

Derrick Rose passes to a teammate.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Derrick Rose Plays Freely, Displays Top Form In Playoff Return

Rose scored 23 points and had seven assists as the Bulls topped the Bucks in Game 1.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2015

Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich. (Getty Images)

Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich Out For Game 1, Derrick Rose Is A Full Go

Hinrich’s status for Game 2 is uncertain as well as he deals with a hyperextended left knee.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2015

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