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 Lakeview neighborhood.

Follow him on Twitter @CodyWesterlund.

Westerlund: Observations On Bulls-Blazers

Nikola Mirotic, the Bulls’ best offensive weapon, sat the final 12:34 of Chicago’s overtime loss.

670 The Score–01/01/2018

Bulls’ Zach LaVine Feeling Good, Starts ‘Training Camp’ Stage Of ACL Rehab

LaVine has shed his knee brace as he nears his season debut.

670 The Score–12/30/2017

Niko Mirotic’s Confidence Continues Rubbing Off On Hot-Shooting Bulls

Led by Mirotic, the Bulls have gone 10-2 in the last three weeks.

670 The Score–12/29/2017

Bulls Rally Past Knicks As They Find New Ways To Close Games Late

“We believe in each other, and that’s what it’s all about,” Lauri Markkanen says.

670 The Score–12/27/2017

John Paxson Tempers Expectations For Return Date Of Bulls’ Zach LaVine

LaVine could first return to game action with the Windy City Bulls before playing NBA games again.

670 The Score–12/25/2017

Bulls’ Confidence Brimming As Winning Streak Reaches 7

“We’re one of the better teams in the East,” Denzel Valentine says of the 13th-place Bulls.

670 The Score–12/20/2017

Bulls Waive Kay Felder

Felder’s exit opens up a full-time roster spot for Antonio Blakeney, who’s dominating in the G League.

670 The Score–12/19/2017

Bulls’ Niko Mirotic Is Having The Time Of His NBA Life

The Bulls are 6-0 since the return of Mirotic, who says he’s at long last having fun again.

670 The Score–12/18/2017

Nikola Mirotic Is Feeling It As Bulls Run Winning Streak To 4

“Niko has brought a confidence to this team,” Fred Hoiberg says.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2017

Amid Strong Start, Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic Proclaims That ‘Niko Is Back’

“I’ve been having great confidence in myself so far,” Mirotic said after the Bulls improved to 3-0 with him healthy.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2017

Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen Out Against Celtics With Back Soreness

Niko Mirotic will start in his place.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2017

Poor Habits On Display As Bulls Take ‘A Step Backwards’

Fred Hoiberg rued an inattention to defense after the Bulls lost their ninth straight Monday night.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2017

Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic Set To Return To Game Action This Week

Mirotic has missed the first 21 games with facial fractures that he suffered from a punch from teammate Bobby Portis.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2017

Reality Of Bulls’ Rebuild Hitting With Losing Streak Reaching 8

“Nobody cares about a losing team,” Denzel Valentine says.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2017

Nikola Mirotic Vague About Future With Bulls, Accepts Bobby Portis’ Apology — Through The Media

“If I’m here, it means that my team needs me and I need my team too,” Mirotic said in his first public comments since the Oct. 17 incident.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2017

Bulls Rookie Lauri Markkanen Mired In First Slump Of Pro Career

Markkanen is 17-of-67 from the field in his past five games.

CBS Chicago–11/28/2017

Kris Dunn Takes Over Late In Career Game To Lead Bulls Past Hornets

Dunn scored a career-high 22 points and added a season-high seven assists as the Bulls outlasted the Hornets.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2017

Kris Dunn Gaining Ground In Bulls’ Point Guard Competition But Can’t Shake Turnover Bug

Dunn is among the league leaders in turnovers per 48 minutes.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2017

Michael Reinsdorf ‘Happy’ With Bulls’ Progress In Rebuild

“Fred’s got them playing really hard,” Reinsdorf says of the Bulls. “It’s not going unnoticed.”

CBS Chicago–11/10/2017

Bobby Portis To Slot In As Bulls’ Backup Power Forward In Return From Suspension

Keep it simple,” Fred Hoiberg says of what he expects out of Portis. “Focus on defending and rebounding.”

CBS Chicago–11/06/2017



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