Jason Licht could be closing in on the GM job with the Chicago Bears. The Patriots' Director of Pro Personnel interviewed for a second time with the team on Thursday. The position was last held by Jerry Angelo who was fired earlier this month after the Bears finished 8-8. Kansas City Chiefs Director of Scouting Phil Emery is reported to be the other finalist for the position along with Licht.
The Celtics reportedly are "expected" to talk to the Mavericks about a deal for Andrew Bogut, according to scout.com, but negotiations would be "dependent on what bigger move Boston can make".
Bogut, 32, is in the final year of his contract. The 7-foot center, while healthy, has played in only 26 games this year and is averaging just three points a game. But he's also averaging 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes, and rebounding has been one of the Celtics' big areas of weakness this year. The C's rank 27th in the league in reboundinh, and 26th in defensive rebounding.
According to scout.com, the Mavs would part with Bogut for Tyler Zeller and one of Boston's first-round draft choices.
Tom Giles and Evan Drellich discuss concerns over the Red Sox bullpen.