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  1. Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki on the same team?

    Jeff Caplan

    Mark Cuban, as he tells it, was this close to trading for Kobe Bryant in 2007. OK, so we've heard that one before. But it wasn't in exchange for Dirk Nowitzki? "When I was doing 'Dancing with the Stars,' I was taking breaks because I was talking t...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Brendan Haywood follows path to Charlotte

    Jeff Caplan

    What is it with the Charlotte Bobcats and overpaid Dallas Mavericks centers? They took DeSagana Diop off the Mavs' hands just months after Dallas lavished the Senegal native with the full mid-level exception. Then Charlotte traded Tyson Chandler f...

    Blog | July 14, 2012
  4. Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets both hope to unite Dwight Ho...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks and Nets both hope to unite Dwight Howard and Deron Williams.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  5. Will mid-level exception aid Mavs?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks have made some interesting use of the mid-level exception. One they'd probably like to take back is the full MLE they handed to DeSagana Diop a few years back. This offseason, particularly if center Tyson Chandler is in the equat...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  6. Kevin Durant to play in Josh Howard's Dallas charity game

    Jeff Caplan

    Kevin Durant's exhibition tour of the country will bring him to Dallas Saturday night as a surprise late entrant in the Josh Howard Celebrity All-Star Basketball Game.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2011
  7. Jason Terry to stick to coaching for now

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry is billed as a headliner in next month's Josh Howard Celebrity All-Star Basketball Game, an exhibition that the former Mavs forward is bringing to Dallas on Nov. 12. But, Terry said he won't be in uniform. He wil...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  8. Jason Terry, John Wall, other NBA stars to play in Dallas charity...

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Terry and John Wall are among the NBA players scheduled for a Dallas charity game.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2011
  9. Tyson Chandler gives Mavs advantage

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- In the 2006 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat started an aging but still effective Shaquille O'Neal at center with Alonzo Mourning coming off the bench. The Dallas Mavericks rolled out a tag-team center unit of DeSagana Diop and Erick Dampier. ...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  10. Here comes Miami's Big 3, Erick Dampier

    Jeff Caplan

    Get ready for a marquee Saturday night at the American Airlines Center as the Miami Heat and their Big Four make their one and only visit to Dallas. Big Four? Sure. You know, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and, of course, big Erick Dampier....

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  11. Center situation only to get more intriguing

    Jeff Caplan

    This probably isn't how Brendan Haywood expected the start of the season to go down, not after the Dallas Mavericks committed some $55 million to him over six seasons and basically promised him the starting job. Of course, Haywood's sixth year isn...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  12. New center tandem likes the company

    Jeff Caplan

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas --When LeBron James made 'The Decision," he also made it for Brendan Haywood. "I had to take at least a little notice when Pat Riley came to Charlotte. That kind of got my attention a little bit," Haywood said of the Miami H...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  13. Will Tyson Chandler be a disappointment?

    Jeff Caplan

    The trade that more or less swapped aging center Erick Dampier for oft-injured center Tyson Chandler didn't exactly set off fireworks around town, even though the Dallas Mavericks spun the deal as a defensive upgrade in the case the Mavs meet the fro...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  14. Carlisle's itinerary: Guadeloupe, Senegal

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle is about to stock up on frequent-flier miles over the next couple of weeks. On Thursday, he heads off to the French-speaking island and home of Mavs guard Roddy Beaubois to lend a hand at his basketball camp. G...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  15. Dampier wants full mid-level exception

    Jeff Caplan

    Erick Dampier wants the full mid-level exception from the Dallas Mavericks. According to a source familiar with Dampier's thinking, the 6-foot-11 veteran is prepared to not return to Dallas if his price isn't met. Dampier is strapped to a $13 ...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  16. What it will take to keep Brendan Haywood?

    Jeff Caplan

    When the Dallas Mavericks traded Josh Howard to Washington, a case could be made that center Brendan Haywood and not Caron Butler was the centerpiece of the three players acquired by Dallas. The Mavs had lost out on Orlando restricted free agent c...

    Blog | June 22, 2010