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  1. Opening Tip: By Mavs' standards, Dalembert a bargain

    Tim MacMahon

    Tyson Chandler set the standard for Mavericks center during his one-season stint in Dallas. But the standard is far from the norm. In the last four games, Samuel Dalembert has approached Chandler's standard. For most of the season, he's met the no...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  2. Opening Tip: Dalembert better earn minutes

    Tim MacMahon

    Tyson Chandler is the exception and the standard. He's the one starting center coach Rick Carlisle has been comfortable sticking with over the last five seasons. Not coincidentally, Chandler is the one starting center employed by the Mavericks ove...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  3. Opening Tip: Mavs' newcomers work with Dirk

    Tim MacMahon

    Coach Rick Carlisle responded with a blanket statement when asked about how well the Mavericks' new starters have immediately meshed with Dirk Nowitzki. "There's no player that's ever played in this league that wouldn't be a better player if he's ...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  4. Opening Tip: Mavs finally have set starting five

    Tim MacMahon

    Coach Rick Carlisle is no longer revealing a closely guarded secret 16 minutes before tipoff. There's no mystery about the Dallas Mavericks' starting lineup these days. Barring injury, there shouldn't be all season. The starting five of Jose Ca...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  5. Locker Room Buzz: Mavs-Lakers

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Some quick hits from the Mavericks' 123-104 win over the Los Angeles Lakers: Monta mania: Mavericks fans might fall in love with "Monta basketball." For the second time in three home games, Monta Ellis put up at least 30 points and eight...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  6. Can Mavs still upgrade at center?

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks hoped to sign Dwight Howard this summer but will gladly settle for Samuel Dalembert at this point. Dalembert, who is primed to join his fifth team in five seasons, is a far cry from a perennial All-Star in his prime. However, a stron...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  7. Free-agent Cs: Backup plans if Dwight doesn't come to Dallas

    Tim MacMahon

    The fifth in's position-by-position series previewing the free agency market that opens July 1: The Mavericks are preparing to make their best pitch to Dwight Howard. Dirk Nowitzki will make it clear that he's more than willing ...

    Blog | June 29, 2013
  8. Buy or Bye: Chris Kaman

    Tim MacMahon will estimate the market value for each of the Mavericks' eight free agents and examine their worth to the Mavs in a once-per-day series. Chris Kaman Let's put it this way: Chris Kaman isn't going to invite coach Rick Carlisle...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  9. Buzz: Omar the barber visited the Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks are a much better-looking team Monday. The .500 beards aren't all gone, but they're much better manicured, at least in most cases. Center Chris Kaman is the exception, as is often the case. He didn't shave a single hair on ...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  10. Dirk Nowitzki: 'That shave felt amazing'

    Tim MacMahon

    NEW ORLEANS -- It took the Dallas Mavericks 121 days to get back to .500. It took Dirk Nowitzki maybe 90 seconds to get rid of the beard he has been growing for most of that time. "That shave felt amazing," Nowitzki said after a 107-89 victory ...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  11. Elton Brand (calf) out for fourth straight game

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Elton Brand isn't quite ready to return. Brand will miss his fourth consecutive game because of a sore right calf. The Mavs thought Brand might be available for tonight's game against the Suns, but the decision for him to sit out was mad...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  12. 3-pointer: Kaman's Portland performance could pay off

    Tim MacMahon

    That might have been a money game for Chris Kaman. Kaman opted to sign a one-year, $8 million deal with the Mavericks last summer instead of taking a similar offer from the Trail Blazers. Considering how he's bounced between the starting lineup an...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  13. 'Frustrated' Chris Kaman will start vs. Nuggets

    Tim MacMahon

    DENVER - Coach Rick Carlisle prefers to keep his starting lineup under wraps until the NBA-mandated 16 minutes before tip-off, but Chris Kaman cleared up any mystery about who would start at center Thursday night for the Mavericks. "I'm starting t...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 101, Mavericks 81

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: Kobe Bryant and his supporting cast crushed the Mavericks' playoff hopes. In a game that all but mathematically eliminated the Mavs from the playoffs, Bryant produced the 19th triple-double of his career, stuffing the box score wi...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  15. Chris Kaman starts at center

    Tim MacMahon

    LOS ANGELES -- Chris Kaman will be the Mavericks' third center in three games. Kaman will match up with the Lakers' Dwight Howard, making this the 23rd starting lineup the Mavs have used this season. It's the 7-foot veteran's first start since ...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  16. Dallas Mavericks, 1 win from .500, invite barber to Indiana Pacer...

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavs are a win away from shaving their .500 beards, bushy facial hair that several players have been growing since they made a pact to put down the razors until their record reached the break-even point.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013