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  1. Mavs pick Tyler Zeller, trade him to Cavs

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Leave it to the Dallas Mavericks to make the first trade of the draft. Dallas selected North Carolina center Tyler Zeller for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who send Dallas the 24th, 33rd and 34th picks, according to ESPN.com Insider Chad Ford. ...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. W2W4: Mavs try to avoid 3-game skid

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks hit the road riding a two-game losing skid, with both losses coming on their home court. The last time that happened, the Mavs fell to 0-3 after losing on a buzzer-beater at Oklahoma City. Tonight's opponent, the rebuilding Cl...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  5. Week ahead: Here come the Thunder

    Jeff Caplan

    Here come four more games in six nights, but one stands out as a marquee matchup. On Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center, Kevin Durant, the newly extended Russell Westbrook and the rest of the rolling Oklahoma City Thunder return for the ...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  6. Delonte West eager to emulate Kidd again

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Delonte West says the kids back in the day used to call him, "Little Kidd," because he tried to emulate the gifted point guard who's 10 years his elder. West even called himself "a poor man's Jason Kidd" when he arrived at training camp. ...

    Blog | December 25, 2011
  7. Lockout levity: Those crazy Nuggets

    Jeff Caplan

    Well, well, well, the owners and the players are have resumed negotiations and today looms as a critical period if the league is sincere about getting things up and running for a Christmas start. We've heard the two sides have been close before an...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  8. Will Mark Cuban's nightmare come true?

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is staying busy these days. He has written his first e-book, "How to Win at the Sport of Business," and he's keeping his TV career relevant with a surprise appearance as co-anchor on a recent "Entertainment Tonight."...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  9. Haywood waited out LeBron, wants his shot

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- As Dallas Mavericks players and coach Rick Carlisle lined up to declare their indifference for or to feign complete ignorance of "The Decision" and the Miami Heat's dastardly plan to stockpile superstars, one player stepped forward to speak...

    Blog | May 28, 2011
  10. Ian Mahinmi just looking to grab a rebound

    Jeff Caplan

    Third-string Dallas Mavericks center Ian Mahinmi got a chance to play extended minutes Tuesday night at Portland with Brendan Haywood scratched with lower back stiffness. Even if Haywood is able to play tonight against the Golden State Warriors, the ...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  11. Mavs try to become fourth team to 40

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks wrap up the pre-All-Star portion of the schedule tonight in Phoenix trying to join the San Antonio Spurs (46-9), Boston Celtics (40-14) and Miami Heat (41-15) as the only teams to go into the break with at least 40 wins. Th...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  12. Mahinmi again states case for more PT

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- When the Mavericks come out sleepwalking as they did Monday night against the desperate Cleveland Cavaliers, coach Rick Carlisle reaches for his Mr. Energy -- and Ian Mahinmi delivered again. The 6-foot-11, raw, but enticing third-year c...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  13. Peja, Mavs like what they see in debut

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- It took 17 seconds for Peja Stojakovic to see what life might be like playing for the Dallas Mavericks. Stojakovic got the pass and fired. He missed the open 15-footer on the Mavs' first possession, and his next two shots, both open 3-point...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  14. Sessions, Dirk differing views on 'punch'

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions had no doubt that Dirk Nowitzki took a swing. "He threw a punch. I don't know what it was about it, but I saw the replay," Sessions said. "I don't know if he meant to do it, but he did it." Ses...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  15. Will Mavs suffer embarrassing loss?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Peja Stojakovic busted his first 3-pointer as a Dallas Maverick on his fifth attempt and first of the third quarter. Then he hit a pretty fallaway to stem a Cleveland rally that got the desperate Cavaliers to within 62-58. And give the C...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  16. Surge lifts Mavs to comfortable HT lead

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- A brief scare gripped the Mavericks when Dirk Nowitzki, clenching his right wrist, headed to the locker room with head athletic trainer Casey Smith after the first quarter. Several minutes later Nowitzki returned to the bench with a brace o...

    Blog | February 07, 2011