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  1. 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
  2. Brendan Haywood won't leave with same fanfare

    Jeff Caplan

    When Brendan Haywood first arrived in the big trade that shipped out Josh Howard in February 2010, the big man in the headband was putting up double-doubles and instantly became a favorite among fans starved for aggressive, enthusiastic center play. ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  3. A Mavs, Josh Howard reunion in the stars?

    Jeff Caplan

    Among the many free agents the Dallas Mavericks have shown a level of interest in as they put offseason Plans A, B, C, D, etc., into motion, is their former first-round pick Josh Howard, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Sunday. H...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  4. Countdown: No. 10 Kelenna Azubuike

    Jeff Caplan

    Sixth in a 15-part series ranking the Mavericks' 2011-12 roster in importance of bringing back next season. The curious case of Kelenna Azubuike as a member of the Dallas Mavericks started March 22 when the club released athletic big man Sean Will...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  5. Countdown: No. 15 Lamar Odom

    Jeff Caplan

    First in a 15-part series ranking the Mavericks' 2011-12 roster in importance of bringing back next season. The offseason certainly arrived much sooner than anyone could have predicted, just like Lamar Odom's premature exit from the Dallas Maveric...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  6. Rick Carlisle reflects on banner, rings

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Whether Rick Carlisle returns to the Dallas Mavericks next season or takes his coaching chops somewhere else, no one can take away the day he raised the banner to the rafters. "It was great," Carlisle said during Sunday's exit interviews...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  7. Dallas Mavericks' Jason Terry focused on playoffs, not future

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Terry is focusing on what could be his final playoff run with the Mavericks.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  8. The Dallas Mavericks' only playoff option is just get in

    Jeff Caplan

    If Mavs take care of business at home, they should get rest before playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  9. Basketball gods, luck and the stolen inbounds pass

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks came dangerously close Monday to falling victim to a fourth game-ending, buzzer-beating shot -- and second by the Clippers -- after Jason Kidd threw the ball away with less than 10 seconds to play, but Caron Butler's open 3-po...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  10. 3-pointer: Big return for Caron Butler

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Caron Butler nearly put the final dagger in his former team. He had been landing darts all night. This 3-pointer for the win from the right wing looked dead-on, but skipped off the front of the rim. "It felt real good. I got my feet up u...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  11. Experience, savvy still greatest assets

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Teams like the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder are like the shiny sports cars with the motor revving high, waiting for the light to turn to green. Man, they're fun to watch and the publicity never stops. The Dallas Maveric...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  12. After 3: Clippers 76, Mavs 74

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Caron Butler's got the 3-ball working and he's got a season-high 23 points with 10 coming in the comeback third quarter. L.A. erased an eight-point lead at halftime behind three Butler 3-pointers in the period. He's 5-of-9 from back there a...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  13. After 1: Mavs 27, Clippers 19

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- This is getting to be an old story line around: Mavs have excellent shooting first quarter and jump out to a lead. Only how they got that lead is different than most nights. Brendan Haywood found freedom in the paint, his teammates hit h...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  14. At the half: Mavs 55, Clippers 47

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- This one is going up and down and it's the old legs of the Mavs that continue to lead and continue to make the smart plays. The Clippers rolled early in the second quarter to cut an eight-point deficit to 33-31 and then 43-31, but Dallas en...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  15. W2W4: Murderer's Row and Chris Paul, too

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- On Saturday night, Portland Trail Blazers All-Star reserve LaMarcus Aldridge threw down 33 points and 12 rebounds. Now comes All-Star starter Blake Griffin. "It's Murderer's Row of the power forward position," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle sa...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  16. W2W4: Dirk Nowitzki to guard Blake Griffin?

    Jeff Caplan

    LOS ANGELES -- The Dallas Mavericks are 2-4 on the road, but two losses have come on last-possession 3-pointers via Kevin Durant and most recently Derek Fisher. A stiff challenge comes tonight back at the Staples Center against the re-made Lob -- ...

    Blog | January 18, 2012