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  1. Mavs TOs help Lakers to 51-47 lead at half

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Los Angeles Lakers haven't gotten much easy and they haven't found a consistent rhythm, yet they take a 51-47 lead into the locker room. L.A.'s got to have this one or they'll fall into an 0-3 hole. The Lakers used an 11-2 run to end...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  2. Brendan Haywood could make first start

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Tyson Chandler's status for tonight's game against the Golden State Warriors is up in the air as the 7-foot-1 center deals with a stomach virus for a second day. If Chandler can't play, it would figure to elevate Brendan Haywood into a s...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  3. Is Chris Kaman injury-prone or unlucky?

    Jeff Caplan

    Chris Kaman, the Dallas Mavericks' new starting center, has said there's no secret for success this season: Stay healthy. Hey, easier said than done. In fact, it's been a monumental challenge throughout Kaman's previous nine seasons. So is he inju...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  4. Sizing up the competition: Seven and down

    Jeff Caplan

    Two weeks ago I shared my 2012-2013 Western Conference rankings, in which I put the Dallas Mavericks sixth. Last week I analyzed what's changed with the five teams ranked ahead of them and how the new-look Mavs match up. The most push back I recei...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  5. Eduardo Najera's Legends now Mexico's team, too

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- In his home country of Mexico, they call him by one name, Lalo, a common nickname for Eduardo. Yes, Eduardo Najera is beloved in Mexico and it didn't take a turnout of about 200 at news conference there earlier this week to announce his ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  6. Can Eduardo Najera be catalyst for NBA into Mexico?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Donnie Nelson said he would love to bring Eduardo Najera and the Texas Legends to Mexico. Najera on Friday was officially introduced as the D-League team's new head coach after retiring from the NBA earlier in the week. Najera will also ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  7. Could summer superstar-chase approach be shifting?

    Jeff Caplan

    The long-range plan is to keep the powder dry and wait out a superstar. It's why when Deron Williams chose Brooklyn over Dallas, Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson didn't get in a bidding war for a player such as Goran Dragic but rather targeted players ei...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  8. 100 guesses: Mark Cuban's biggest regret?

    Jeff Caplan

    What is Mark Cuban's biggest regret? It has nothing to do with the circumstances of a big game or his relationships with his past coaches or lambasting commissioner David Stern or losing out on a key player. Give up? "Letting Don Kalkstein, ...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  9. Mark Cuban mad at Jason Kidd? Fuhgeddaboutit

    Jeff Caplan

    Mark Cuban's got it all wrong. His anger is misplaced. Instead of still being steamed at Jason Kidd for his about-face defection to the New York Knicks, he should have patted him on the butt and wished him good luck. It's not too late to send a th...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  10. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban moves on without Deron Williams...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban quickly moved on from the club's failed bid to land point guard Deron Williams. But, he's holding a grudge against Jason Kidd, who surprisingly backed out on a deal to return and signed with the New York Knicks.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  11. Sizing up the competition: Denver Nuggets

    Jeff Caplan

    First in a series looking at the five teams ahead of the Dallas Mavericks in our early 2012-13 Western Conference rankings and how the revamped Mavs match up. No. 5 Denver Nuggets George Karl's group plays it fast and loose and likes to have fu...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  12. Rookie Bernard James never saw this coming

    Jeff Caplan

    There's no doubt Dallas Mavericks rookie center Bernard James is one of the more unique players selected in last June's draft. In fact, the Air Force staff sergeant is one of the more unique players in the entire league. Grantland.com writer Jonat...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  13. Beyond next season, how are Mavs positioned?

    Jeff Caplan

    The ESPN.com Insiders are it again, analyzing today's moves and predicting tomorrow's successes or failures. So how do draft guru Chad Ford and analytics wiz John Hollinger see the Dallas Mavericks' moves -- from the decision not to re-sign Tyson ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  14. Eight newcomers sure to spark rotation competition

    Jeff Caplan

    Earlier I took a look at where Brandan Wright will fit into the Dallas Mavericks' revamped roster. That question leads to a larger one of which players will ultimately be on the outside of coach Rick Carlisle's rotation. The mantra under Carlisle ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  15. Where does Brandan Wright fit on revamped roster?

    Jeff Caplan

    Brandan Wright's frame, 6-foot-10 and 210 pounds, isn't exactly one of a prototypical NBA center. The Dallas Mavericks knew this last season when they moved the career power forward to the middle. Entering an important contract season, is Wright dest...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  16. Ranking the West: Lakers once again team to beat

    Jeff Caplan

    After what seemed an eternity, the Dwightmare is over. Team USA giddily won gold in London. And the Los Angeles Lakers are again the envy of the NBA. When U.S. star of stars and Lakers icon Kobe Bryant squeezed Spain foe and L.A. teammate Pau Gaso...

    Blog | August 13, 2012