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 point guard Derrick Rose. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose Out Against Knicks

Rose is dealing with an illness.

CBS Chicago–4 hours ago

Bulls center Pau Gasol, right. (Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

With Carmelo Anthony Visiting Town, Bulls Counting Blessings For Pau Gasol

“Sometimes it’s nice to have a Bentley, but a Honda Accord will get you there as well,” Mike Dunleavy says.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2014

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: Tom Thibodeau’s Vision For Derrick Rose Coming To Fruition

“We all feel he’s going to be back to the same guy that he was,” Tom Thibodeau says of Derrick Rose.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2014

Chicago's Doug McDermott drives around Washington's Kris Humphries on Monday night. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Doug McDermott Will Undergo Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

There’s no timetable for his return.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2014

Tom Thibodeau. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thibodeau On Obama’s Bulls Praise: ‘He’s Got My Vote’

“I just like Thibodeau as a coach,” Barack Obama said. “The guy’s tough. They play hard.”

CBS Chicago–12/12/2014

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose: ‘I Know Where I’m Going To Be’

“I know where I’m going to be,” Derrick Rose says. “I know how good I am. I’m very confident.”

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Thibodeau On Defensive ‘Trust’ Issues: ‘Garbage’

Tom Thibodeau and Taj Gibson have different takes on Chicago’s defensive troubles.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Are Stretch Fours The Bulls’ Defensive Kryptonite?

Chicago’s defense has been largely average this season.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Derrick Rose. (Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Derrick Rose Makes A Stand But Doesn’t Talk Details

Rose raised awareness for police brutality by wearing a shirt in memory of Eric Garner.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2014

Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left, and big man Pau Gasol. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/ Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls See The Light In A Tough Loss

Chicago has a good thing going with Pau Gasol’s strong play and Derrick Rose healthy.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Chicago's Doug McDermott drives around Washington's Kris Humphries on Monday night. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Doug McDermott Calls Knee Injury ‘Very Minor’

Doug McDermott has swelling in his right knee.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Paxson: No Thoughts Of Shutting Rose Down – For Now

“We’re in this together,” John Paxson says.

CBS Chicago–11/28/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls Take Confidence, Question Marks Out West

Here’s a secret lost in the early season drama: Chicago’s defense has been rather average.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2014

Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose Will Sit Out Against Pacers

Rose is “a lot better,” but the Bulls are being cautious.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2014

Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Derrick Rose’s Search For The Middle Ground

Was Monday a glimpse of the new Rose?

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

Bulls big man Joakim Noah passes on a drive to the hoop in a loss to the Celtics on Saturday. (Randy Belice/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls’ Closing Lineup Carousel Keeps Spinning

Joakim Noah didn’t finish Saturday’s game because of a minutes restriction.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2014

Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose To Miss Game Against Boston

Rose is dealing with two sprained ankles.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2014

Bulls big man Pau Gasol, right. Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Gasol Answers The Bell In Big Minutes

“My body’s holding up well,” Pau Gasol says. “We’re winning. So far, so good.”

CBS Chicago–11/04/2014

Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: Jimmy Butler Bets On Himself

“The whole city, this is home for me,” Butler says.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2014

Bulls big man Pau Gasol. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

Gasol: ‘Every Game Can Be A Statement’

“It’s always good to measure up against the top teams,” Pau Gasol says.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2014

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