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  1. Is Chris Kaman injury-prone or unlucky?

    Jeff Caplan

    Chris Kaman, the Dallas Mavericks' new starting center, has said there's no secret for success this season: Stay healthy. Hey, easier said than done. In fact, it's been a monumental challenge throughout Kaman's previous nine seasons. So is he inju...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  2. Darren Collison embraces new challenges

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks have swapped out an aging Pac-10 backcourt with next-generation Pac-12 backcourt. Gone are Jason Kidd (Cal) and Jason Terry (Arizona). In are Darren Collison (UCLA) and O.J. Mayo (USC), a pair of 24-year-olds who are collectivel...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  3. Challenge issued to Rodrigue Beaubois

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Rodrigue Beaubois is showing those flashes again. Two big games against two awful opponents lead to tonight's big one against Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs. Jason Terry said tonight's matchup could have lasting effects for the Ma...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  4. W2W4: Mavs to take backcourt challenge

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Kidd's minutes restrictions might have to be thrown out the window tonight when the Dallas Mavericks take on the guard-savvy Philadelphia 76ers. The Mavs will be without Jason Terry (personal reasons), Delonte West (fractured finger) and Rod...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  5. Roddy Beaubois to take Westbrook challenge

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Third-year Dallas Mavericks guard Rodrigue Beaubois could only imagine what it must be like to match quickness and hops with Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook in last season's Western Conference Finals. Perhaps the game's most ferocious ...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 3-pointer: Games of massive negative runs

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks return home tonight for one heck of a challenge. They face the undefeated Oklahoma City Thunder and will be playing the second night of a back-to-back -- and their fourth game in five nights. There's plenty of work to do if th...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  8. Jeff Van Gundy on season: Let's play two

    Jeff Caplan

    Part II of the Jeff Van Gundy interview from Monday's media teleconference focused on the compacted 66-game schedule. I asked him about the challenges facing Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, particularly in handling a mostly veteran roster and e...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  9. Bosh: LeBron James won't forget challenge

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Terry has struggled mightily against LeBron James' iron-curtain fourth-quarter defense, so Terry took the fight to James after Monday's practice with this challenge: "Let's see if he can defend me like that for seven games." Not su...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  10. DeShawn Stevenson ready for challenge

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Rodrigue Beaubois (sprained left foot) is out for tonight's Game 1 and DeShawn Stevenson is jacked for his first meaningful playoff action in three years when he was with the Washington Wizards. Stevenson, who has never advanced past the...

    Blog | April 16, 2011
  11. Haywood challenge: Play big vs. Lakers

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- When the Dallas Mavericks traded for 7-foot-1 center Tyson Chandler to pair with 7-foot career starter Brendan Haywood, the club sold it as a move to match-up with the difficult length of the Los Angeles Lakers' front line in a potential pl...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  12. Mavs toughen up in first-half blowout

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- So Rick Carlisle challenges his team's manhood by calling them "soft" and the Mavericks respond with an all-out Knickerbocker blitzing of New York Thursday night. The Mavs lead 72-51 at the half. The 72 points represent a high for the Mavs ...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  13. Ian Mahinmi ready if shot comes vs. Griffin

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Ian Mahinmi said he's ready to take the Blake Griffin challenge if he's summoned to play tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers. "Oh yeah. You will never hear me say I can't don't want to guard someone," Mahinmi said. "As a young big, ...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  14. Dallas Mavericks thrive with identity while Miami Heat struggle t...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs' easiest challenge comes against Heat, who can't seem to find themselves.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2010
  15. Red-hot Derrick Rose is next PG challenge

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks' parade of opposing point guards continues tonight when Derrick Rose leads the Chicago Bulls into American Airlines Center. First it was the Boston Celtics' NBA assist leader Rajon Rondo dropping 15 dimes, but the Mavs rallied...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  16. Center duo nearly hits 20-20 challenge

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- After Friday morning's shootaround, center Tyson Chandler said that he and backup Brendan Haywood should try to hit a combined goal of 20 points and 20 rebounds. "If we do so, that's going to help our team tremendously," Chandler said. "...

    Blog | November 12, 2010