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 Lake View area now.

Follow him on Twitter @CodyWesterlund.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Knicks

Nikola Mirotic’s continued excellence has reduced Taj Gibson’s role.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2015

Bulls center Pau Gasol, left, congratulates forward Nikola Mirotic. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Hornets

This line is becoming a theme: Nikola Mirotic is filling it up.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2015

NIkola Mirotic. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Raptors

A looming question: What’s Nikola Mirotic’s role when everyone’s healthy?

CBS Chicago–03/20/2015

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Observations After Bulls-Pacers

NIkola Mirotic is stating his case for crunch time minutes.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2015

Bulls center Pau Gasol, left, guard his brother and Grizzlies center Marc Gasol. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Grizzlies

The Bulls need a killer instinct. Will Derrick Rose be able to help provide it?

CBS Chicago–03/09/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Getty Images)

Derrick Rose: ‘Good Chance’ — But No Assurance — On Return This Season

“Whenever I feel well, that’s when I’ll step back on the court,” Rose says.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2015

E'Twaun Moore, right, celebrates with Pau Gasol after hitting a game-winning 3-pointer. (Getty Images)

E’Twaun Moore: ‘I Don’t Think I Have Nerves’

E’Twaun Moore scored a career-high 19 points and hit the game-winner Thursday.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2015


Westerlund: 5 Thoughts On Bulls-Wizards

The bad blood continues to build between Chicago and Washington.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2015

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

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts On Bulls-Clippers

The injuries keep coming for Chicago, with Jimmy Butler’s left elbow now hyperextended.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2015

Bulls guard Derrick Rose. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose Begins His Rehab In ‘Good Spirts’

Rose had surgery on a tear in his right medial meniscus Friday.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2015

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler, left, chases down a loose ball. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-T’Wolves

It’s time for Jimmy Butler to step up, and he did Friday.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: The Cruel Fate Of Derrick Rose

“I don’t really know what to say,” Joakim Noah says of Chicago’s latest hurdle.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

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

Tom Thibodeau On Derrick Rose Injury: ‘So Unfair’

Rose will have surgery on a meniscus tear in his right knee.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, right, grabs a rebound in traffic. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-Bucks

The Bulls match up well with the Bucks, but they have to get Derrick Rose right again.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2015

Bulls forward Taj Gibson.  (Getty Images)

Westerlund: The Sacrifices Of Taj Gibson

Gibson revealed he’s been playing through a ligament tear in his left hand.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose goes in for a layup against the Cavaliers. (Jeff Haynes/Getty Images)

Westerlund: The Cavaliers Have A Derrick Rose Problem

Rose has scored 98 points in 116 minutes against Cleveland this year, preseason included.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2015

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

Westerlund: Scorer-Distributor Balance An Ongoing Focus For Derrick Rose

“I just tried to make the game simple,” Rose said after Tuesday’s win.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2015

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Jimmy Butler Strains Shoulder, Expected To Have MRI

Butler’s status for Thursday and this weekend’s All-Star Game is uncertain.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2015

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, background, watches as Derrick Rose dribbles against Rajon Rondo. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/NBA)

Westerlund: Bulls Look Mentally Ready For Playoffs, But Not Physically

Chicago continues to struggle at home against ordinary competition.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2015

Bulls big men Pau Gasol, left, and Taj Gibson. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls Rediscover Themselves

In a rout of the defending champions, Chicago reminded that its goals are still attainable.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2015