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  1. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers speaks with team's front office...

    Dave McMenamin

    After openly questioning Lakers management and declaring he has no patience for a rebuilding effort in L.A., Kobe Bryant has since opened up communication with the Lakers front office, the 18-year veteran said in a conversation with ESPN's Darren Rovell.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 103, Blazers 98

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks emerged from a roller-coaster ride with a 103-98 win Friday night over the Portland Trail Blazers. How it happened: The Mavs managed to pull out a victory over a Western Conference contender after blowing a ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. NBA - Being Dallas Mavericks general manager for a day

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle plays general manager for the Dallas Mavericks, breaking down the team's short-term outlook, assessing its assets and outlining its next best steps to attempt to become a title contender.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  4. Monta Ellis, Mavericks cruise to send Magic to 8th straight loss

    Monta Ellis scored 21 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 15 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Orlando 107-88 on Monday night, extending the Magic's longest losing streak of the season to eight games.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  5. Best fits for Andrew Bynum

    Joe Kaiser

    Now that the Chicago Bulls have waived center Andrew Bynum, as expected, let's take a look at where the big man could end up next. While championship contenders Oklahoma City, Miami and San Antonio could all use reinforcement at the center positio...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  6. Mavs had to work too hard for this win

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks are good enough not to feel great about a win like this. Mavs 103, Jazz 93 didn't need to be nearly that close. For a half, Dallas did what a playoff contender should do against a team fighting for the first overa...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 103, Jazz 93

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: It wasn't quite the dominant performance a playoff contender should want against a team collecting pingpong balls, but it was a win for the Dallas Mavericks. Ideally, the Mavs starters could have spent the fourth quarter icing the...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  8. Carmelo Anthony among stars who need help to win - NBA

    Amin Elhassan

    Amin Elhassan examines five high-level NBA players who, despite being stars or on the fringe of stardom, require help from teammates -- or need to take a lesser team role -- to make their clubs contenders.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  9. Cleveland Cavaliers join Dallas Mavericks in race for Andrew Bynu...

    Marc Stein

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have joined the Dallas Mavericks as a prime team to watch in the race to sign free-agent center Andrew Bynum.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2013
  10. NBA: Ranking Dwight Howard's contenders

    Kevin Pelton

    Which team would be the best landing spot for Dwight if winning is the biggest factor?

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  11. Mark Cuban has two-year plan to turn Dallas Mavericks into title ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mark Cuban's goal is to make the Dallas Mavericks a championship team again within a two-year window.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2013
  12. Clippers-Mavericks Preview

    Clippers-Mavericks Preview

    Preview | March 25, 2013
  13. NBA - Comparing this season's contenders to past teams

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton finds the past doppelganger for eight NBA contenders.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  14. New York Knicks are legitimate championship contenders, after ano...

    Ian O'Connor

    After a second win over the Spurs, it's official -- the Knicks are contenders.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2013
  15. Daily Dime

    Tim MacMahon examines the ways Dallas has departed from the dynastic path of its opponent Thursday

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012
  16. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 115, Mavericks 89

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: The Los Angeles Lakers looked like championship contenders, not a team that hadn't won on the road this season until Saturday night. The Dallas Mavericks just looked awful, especially considering that this was the Lakers' fourth g...

    Blog | November 24, 2012