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  1. Sizing up the competition: L.A. Lakers

    Jeff Caplan

    Last 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. 1 Los Angeles Lakers Move along, nothing here to see. Yeah, right. Luxury tax be dam...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  2. Long build to title, swift fall from grace

    Jeff Caplan

    It took Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki nearly a dozen years to raise the Dallas Mavericks from the ashes of the 1990s to the pinnacle of the NBA as champions. Just 13 months later, a nearly complete dismantling of the title team has created one of t...

    Blog | July 07, 2012
  3. Will Deron Williams follow Chris Bosh?

    Jeff Caplan

    What is it like for a pro athlete to play for his hometown team? Derrick Rose, who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls, feels the love. LeBron James did, too, until he spurned the home team that drafted him, the Cleveland Cavaliers, to take his talen...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  4. NBA free-agent-to-be, DFW native Deron Williams weighs comforts, ...

    Jeff Caplan

    Free agent Deron ponders destination, but hometown's burdens rival comforts.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  5. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Dallas Mavericks' Rick Carlisle wants to ign...

    Jeff Caplan

    On the brink of being swept out of the playoffs, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said the beginning of what would be a historic comeback starts by eliminating distractions with the referees, starting with him.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2012
  6. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban still not a fan of internationa...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs owner Mark Cuban again voiced his displeasure with top NBA players participating in international competition.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2012
  7. 3-pointer: Mavs pleased with effort vs. East's best

    Jeff Caplan

    CHICAGO -- The Mavericks set a franchise low with eight points in Saturday's first quarter against the Bulls. And when it was 25-10 barely two minutes into the second quarter, Dallas' previous claim of playing to win it didn't quite seem so sincere. ...

    Blog | April 22, 2012
  8. Rapid Reaction: Bulls 93, Mavs 83

    Jeff Caplan

    CHICAGO -- How it happened: The Mavericks rested Jason Kidd and Jason Terry in a meaningless game and the Bulls brought back Derrick Rose in a critical game to their pursuit of the No. 1 seed in the East. And after one quarter of play, the Mavs sh...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  9. Dallas Mavericks' Rodrigue Beaubois returns from injury, displays...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs' Rodrigue Beaubois displays needed toughness as postseason approaches.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2012
  10. Pregame buzz: Jason Terry out; Derrick Rose in

    Jeff Caplan

    CHICAGO -- Jason Terry will take a seat alongside Jason Kidd tonight against the Chicago Bulls, coach Rick Carlisle said. On the other side, Derrick Rose is a go. Terry, the man who never wants to sit and even said so after the win over the Rocket...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  11. W2W4: Game is of high importance for Bulls

    Jeff Caplan

    CHICAGO -- Tonight's game, with the Mavericks having already secured a playoff spot and the Chicago Bulls hurting and in danger of losing the No. 1 seed in the East, is steeped in intrigue. Will the Bulls' banged-up MVP Derrick Rose play? We know ...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  12. W2W4: Mavs say they're coming to play

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks insist they won't be going on vacation for the next week until the playoffs start. "We want to be playing good basketball heading into the playoffs so we're working toward that," coach Rick Carlisle said after Friday mornin...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  13. Week ahead: Two desperate teams start it off

    Jeff Caplan

    SALT LAKE CITY -- This is it. The final full week of the compacted 66-game regular-season schedule comes down to four games in six nights. The Mavericks will have four days off following this week's slate before finishing off the regular season on...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  14. Mavs are oldest team; tallest, too?

    Jeff Caplan

    We already know that the Dallas Mavericks are the oldest team in the NBA, boasting a mature average of 30.3 years and a starting lineup that averages 32.8 years (and Delonte West, 28, lowered that when he took over for 34-year-old Vince Carter). B...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  15. It's not as bad as it looked for Dallas Mavericks

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavs have lots of work to do, but it's not as bad as it looked vs. the Heat.

    Story | Conversation | December 25, 2011
  16. With key pieces gone, will zone be back?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks' zone defense was so effective last season -- whether it was early in the year to throw a wrench at teams in crunch time or in the NBA Finals to force the more athletic Miami Heat into a bombs-away approach -- that it w...

    Blog | December 24, 2011