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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. Dallas Mavericks' silly offseason winding down

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks training camp can't get here soon enough after such a silly offseason.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  3. Could summer superstar-chase approach be shifting?

    Jeff Caplan

    The long-range plan is to keep the powder dry and wait out a superstar. It's why when Deron Williams chose Brooklyn over Dallas, Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson didn't get in a bidding war for a player such as Goran Dragic but rather targeted players ei...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  4. Sizing up the competition: OKC Thunder

    Jeff Caplan

    Fourth in a series looking at the five teams ahead of the Dallas Mavericks in our early 2012-13 Western Conference rankings and how the revamped Mavs match up. No. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder Somehow, some way, the Thunder have to be moved out of the...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  5. Sizing up the competition: San Antonio Spurs

    Jeff Caplan

    Second in a series looking at the five teams ahead of the Dallas Mavericks in our early 2012-13 Western Conference rankings and how the revamped Mavs match up. No. 4 San Antonio Spurs Perhaps no team was lavished upon more last season than the Sp...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  6. Sizing up the competition: Denver Nuggets

    Jeff Caplan

    First in a series looking at the five teams ahead of the Dallas Mavericks in our early 2012-13 Western Conference rankings and how the revamped Mavs match up. No. 5 Denver Nuggets George Karl's group plays it fast and loose and likes to have fu...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Where does Brandan Wright fit on revamped roster?

    Jeff Caplan

    Brandan Wright's frame, 6-foot-10 and 210 pounds, isn't exactly one of a prototypical NBA center. The Dallas Mavericks knew this last season when they moved the career power forward to the middle. Entering an important contract season, is Wright dest...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  9. Positional breakdown: Hope springs again at C

    Jeff Caplan

    Last in a five-part series examining the re-tooled Dallas Mavericks position by position. CENTER Over the last two-and-a-half seasons, there's been a lot of "best ever" labels tossed around for Mavs centers. When Brendan Haywood arrived in Februa...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  10. Are Mavs still in market for a backup center?

    Jeff Caplan

    From the start of free agency more than a month ago, the Dallas Mavericks have expressed interest in veteran big man Joel Przybilla. In fact, Dallas was interested in him last season before he decided to return to his former team, the Portland Trail ...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  11. How do you grade Mark Cuban, Donnie Nelson?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks entered the offseason knowing major roster changes were coming, yet every move would have to wait for and hinge on Deron Williams' decision. When Williams tweeted on the night of July 3 that he would remain with the Brooklyn N...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  12. What's it mean?: High draft picks line roster

    Jeff Caplan

    When Elton Brand sets up shop at his new Dallas Mavericks locker, he and Shawn Marion will certainly reminisce about the 1999 NBA draft, surely the way Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter have about the '98 draft. Drafts are always fun to look back on ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  13. Mavs sign rookie center Bernard James

    Jeff Caplan

    Bernard James became the last of the Dallas Mavericks' three draft choices to sign a contract, the team announced Wednesday. The 6-10 center was the 33rd overall pick out of Florida State and a former staff sergeant in the Air Force with three tou...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  14. Meet the 2012-13 Mavericks

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks -- better known as Combo Guard U. -- appear to have their roster set for the 2012-13 season. So who are these guys anyway? Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion are the only key contributors from the 2011 title team still on the r...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  15. Offense bound to change, but will scoring increase?

    Jeff Caplan

    The flow -- as in "flow" offense -- is gone. So what does it mean? For starters, coach Rick Carlisle took back the keys to the offense when point guard Jason Kidd -- who has played 11 more seasons and has 9,902 more assists than the new Dallas Mav...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  16. One and done?: The year-to-year star search

    Jeff Caplan

    Fans will forever fall in love with players on their hometown teams. At times, the free agency era can really mess that up because players don't always stick around long enough for fans to fully invest their emotions, or they do and get disappointed....

    Blog | July 18, 2012