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, 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

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

Pau Gasol Voted In As All-Star Game Starter

Gasol is averaging 18.7 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2015

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. (Getty Images)

Gregg Popovich Comes To Tom Thibodeau’s Defense

“He’s not going to lose any team,” Popovich says of Thibodeau.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2015

Chicago's Taj Gibson, left, battles Atlanta's Al Horford for a rebound. (Randy Belice/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls Are Talking But Not Producing Lately

“We know what we have to do, but we can’t keep talking about it,” Jimmy Butler says.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2015

Wizards point guard John Wall. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls Should Be Wary Of The Wizards

Washington’s personnel and scheme largely negate Chicago’s strengths.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2015

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

Tom Thibodeau Angered By Bulls’ Defensive Issues

“We just got to have that dog mentality again,” Taj Gibson says.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2015

Bulls big man Pau Gasol, center. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: Pau Gasol Continues To Amaze

Gasol scored a career-high 46 points and added 18 rebounds in Chicago’s win Saturday.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2015

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

Derrick Rose Out Against Bucks As He Deals With Knee Soreness

“I’m always concerned,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2015

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

Westerlund: Derrick Rose’s Bumpy Road Continues

Offensively and defensively, Rose hasn’t consistently been engaged lately.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2015

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, right. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: Options Are Endless For The Bulls

Chicago closed on Monday with a frontcourt that stood 7-foot, 6-foot-11 and 6-foot-10.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2015

Bulls big man Pau Gasol, center. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: The Quiet Brilliance Of Pau Gasol

“I’m having fun,” Pau Gasol says.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2015

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy Out Against Celtics

Butler is out on bereavement leave, while Dunleavy has a right ankle injury.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2015

Jimmy Butler, left, and Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Rose-Butler Pick-And-Roll Becoming A Weapon For Bulls

“It puts enormous pressure on a defense,” Tom Thibodeau says.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Getty Images)

Derrick Rose Finds His Shot In The 4th Quarter

Stuck in a slump, Rose scored 13 of his 17 points in the final eight minutes of Thursday’s win.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2015

Bulls rookie forward Nikola Mirotic. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Thibodeau On Mirotic-At-SF Experiment: ‘Good And Bad’

Twice in the past three games, Nikola Mirotic has seen playing time at small forward.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2015

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

Derrick Rose Has No Regrets Over His Shot Selection

Rose is last among qualified NBA players in 3-point percentage but shooting a bevy of them.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2014

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic goes up for a dunk. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls Answering Thibodeau’s Call To Sacrifice

“The guys around this locker room, all we worry about is winning,” Jimmy Butler says.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2014

Bulls big man Joakim Noah. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Noah On Bulls’ Attitude: ‘Nobody Can Mess With Us’

“When you look at the Chicago Bulls, the green arrow’s up right now,” Joakim Noah says.

CBS Chicago–12/25/2014

Kobe Bryant. (Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant Lauds Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose

“It’s not an accident,” Bryant says of Butler’s emergence.

CBS Chicago–12/25/2014