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  1. Pregame buzz: Rick Carlisle to free agency?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- With the prospect of the Mavericks playing their final game of the 2011-12 season, coach Rick Carlisle is coming to the end of his four-year contract. It figured to be a slam dunk that Carlisle would sign an extension after last season's...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  2. Pregame buzz: How will officiating turn?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- After Game 1, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle wanted the hugging and tugging and grabbing on Dirk Nowitzki whistled. The Game 2 officiating crew responded by calling 54 fouls on the two teams that resulted in 72 combined free attempts and a g...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  3. Pregame buzz: Brandan Wright ready

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- As limited as Brandan Wright's role might have been in a playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers, it might as equally unlimited against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Each team's starting centers -- the Mavericks' Brendan Haywoo...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  4. Pregame buzz: Mark Cuban says West wide open

    Jeff Caplan

    ATLANTA -- In a few hours, the Dallas Mavericks will know if they are the No. 6 seed or the No. 7 seed. In most seasons, those seeds don't go on to win championships. But, this isn't a typical season. In fact, of the eight Western Conference playo...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Pregame buzz: Rotation in flux right up to playoffs

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Rotation? Who needs a stinking rotation? It's not the first time in his four seasons coaching the Dallas Mavericks that Rick Carlisle hasn't exactly had a set rotation. Oh, he'd like one four games away from the start of the playoffs, bu...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  7. Pregame buzz: Rodrigue Beaubois won't play

    Jeff Caplan

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle thought there was a chance that Rodrigue Beaubois would play tonight against Utah. But shortly after Beaubois tested his strained right calf on the Jazz's home floor, Carlisle ruled the third-year guard...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  8. Pregame buzz: Does Brandan Wright fit vs. Lakers

    Jeff Caplan

    LOS ANGELES -- Expect Mavericks starting center Brendan Haywood to see a significant bump in minutes today against Lakers big man Andrew Bynum. Where that leaves lanky Brandan Wright is a key issue, especially if these two teams meet in the first rou...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  9. Pregame buzz: League won't punish Brendan Haywood

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Apparently the league office didn't see Brendan Haywood throw a punch either. NBA authorities do not plan to take any action regarding the alleged punch that Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said Haywood threw into the back of Magic ce...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  10. Pregame buzz: Mavs like it too close for comfort?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- It seems that ever since the Mavs' ill-fated 2006-07 season, when former coach Avery Johnson opted to rest players down the stretch as they cruised to the No. 1 seed and 67 victories and a first-round date with upstart Golden State, that pl...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  11. Pre-game buzz: Mark Cuban keeps it even keel

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban continued his stance not to get too down or get too high over anything that happens during this 66-game regular season. He said it after the 2-7 stretch and he said it again Wednesday prior to his team s...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  12. Pregame buzz: Jason Kidd's minutes to rise?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said his worst fears were realized when his team finished off the stretch of nine games in 12 nights Saturday night with seven losses. "Yes, of course, absolutely," Cuban said prior to Tuesday's game against Wa...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  13. Pregame buzz: Brendan Haywood, Brandan Wright out

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Ian Mahinmi, it's your show. The backup center who has more or less lost his job to Brandan Wright is suddenly being thrust into a starting job with few options to back him up. Brendan Haywood is out tonight with a sprained left ankle he...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  14. Pregame buzz: Lamar Odom thought D-League would be fun

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Lamar Odom said it was indeed his idea to play a game in the D-League to knock off some rust after his extended time away from the Mavericks. He said he was even looking forward to it. "I suggested it because I had time off, didn't pract...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  15. Pregame buzz: Brandan Wright out with concussion

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The injuries keep coming for the Dallas Mavericks. Center Brandan Wright will miss tonight's game and possibly more with a concussion, coach Rick Carlisle said. "He'll be evaluated day-to-day and when it resolves he'll be ready to play ...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  16. Pregame buzz: Can Jason Kidd find his 3-ball?

    Jeff Caplan

    MEMPHIS -- Jason Kidd hasn't struggled like this with his 3-ball since the 2000-01 season in Phoenix when his scoring wasn't predicated on how many 3-pointers he canned. But that's his game now, in terms of scoring points. And when he nails two or...

    Blog | February 29, 2012