Mike Giardi has the headlines and highlights for Wednesday evening, including:
The return of Deion Branch to New England,
The official announcements of the signings of Kellen Winslow Jr. and Niko Koutouvides,
The latest on Brian Waters, and
The NHL imposing a four-day workweek and a 20 percent pay cut on its employees during the lockout.
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".
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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.