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  1. Defensive rebounding continues as major flaw

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks continue to struggle to keep big teams off the offensive backboards and those problems can be directly tied to Sunday's overtime loss to the Lakers and Monday's triple-overtime defeat at Utah. Just look at the numbers. Against the La...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  2. Dallas Mavericks lose in 3 OTs, continue to be haunted by opponen...

    Jeff Caplan

    Carlisle preaches patience as basketball gods continue to haunt the Mavericks.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  3. W2W4: Mavs not concerned about weary legs

    Jeff Caplan

    SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mavericks are coming off their highest minutes game across the board of the season with five players logging at least 37 minutes, led by Dirk Nowitzki going 43 and Jason Kidd hitting 39, his first venture of more than 35 minutes...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  4. Where Brandan Wright doesn't fit

    Jeff Caplan

    LOS ANGELES -- Brandan Wright is one Mavericks player who hopes he doesn't have to see the Lakers again. "If we do play them [in the first round], if it goes the way we've been playing this year, I guess I will be a non-factor," Wright said. "But,...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  5. W2W4: Jazz are playing a nifty tune

    Jeff Caplan

    Entering their 16th game of the season, the Dallas Mavericks are looking to avoid their second three-game skid of the season while trying to secure only their second win against a winning team. The Utah Jazz, which includes former Mavs Devin Harri...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  6. Week ahead: Road work ahead

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks just finished off a rare sweep of four games in five nights and they got stronger at the end, winning the final two games by a combined 65 points. Starting tonight, the Mavs kick off four games in six nights, but the competiti...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  7. More big FT games like in Jazz win needed

    Jeff Caplan

    PHOENIX -- The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Utah Jazz Saturday night by17 points and beat them at the free throw line by 16. The Mavs held a 32-17 advantage in free throw attempts and a 26-10 edge in free throws made. The discrepancy in attempts ...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  8. Mavs persevere, but kinks persist

    Jeff Caplan

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle called Saturday's 94-77 win against a depleted Utah Jazz team that led 70-68 with 6:21 to play a "great game." In this case, great is relative. "I felt like we were watching the NCAA tourna...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  9. Even Cuban's wallet has threshold these days

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- For years, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has spared no expense to acquire talent. It wasn't always money well spent, but it was money spent in the name of doing whatever it takes to put a winner on the floor. The lone glaring excepti...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  10. Something must give with streaking teams

    Jeff Caplan

    The Utah Jazz have undergone some changes. Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver defected to Chicago. But, in came big Al Jefferson and veteran agitator Raja Bell, and the Jazz might be better than ever. With arguably the league's best point guard, Deron ...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  11. Another busy week greets rolling Mavs

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks just completed a phenomenal week in which they swept four games in five nights. In the NBA, there's little rest for the weary. The team took Sunday off to recharge for another busy week, this time four games in six days. At le...

    Blog | November 28, 2010
  12. Breakdown: Will Mavs make it another 50?

    Jeff Caplan

    The NBA handed the Dallas Mavericks a schedule that divides the season into two distinct halves: The home portion followed by the away portion. The Mavs will play 19 of their first 31 games at American Airlines Center, but will be put to the test ...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  13. Dallas Mavericks gamble on financial flexibility, take wait-and-s...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs bank on financial flexibility, but Jefferson could've been money in Dallas.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2010
  14. Matt Carroll stays; Al Jefferson to Utah

    Jeff Caplan

    Yes, big Al Jefferson comes with a price tag to match, $42 million over the next three seasons. Not to mention the cost to get him: The $13 million Erick Dampier trade chip and two conditional first-round draft picks. A reasonable arguement exists...

    Blog | July 13, 2010
  15. Which free agents left worthy of the MLE?

    Jeff Caplan

    Udonis Haslem would have been a terrific free-agent addition to the Dallas Mavericks. But, not suprisingly, Haslem will take less money to stay in Miami and play with the Superfriends. Finding a capable power forward or center remains a top priori...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  16. The roster and what's next

    Jeff Caplan

    The first wave of free agency is history and the Dallas Mavericks did what they could and what they had to in re-signing Dirk Nowitzki and Brendan Haywood. While fans might have become intoxicated with talk of landing LeBron James or another high-...

    Blog | July 11, 2010