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  1. Sizing up the competition: L.A. Lakers

    Jeff Caplan

    Last 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. 1 Los Angeles Lakers Move along, nothing here to see. Yeah, right. Luxury tax be dam...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  2. Sizing up the competition: L.A. Clippers

    Jeff Caplan

    Third 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. 3 Los Angeles Clippers There is not a more beleaguered coach in the league than Vin...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Ranking the West: Lakers once again team to beat

    Jeff Caplan

    After what seemed an eternity, the Dwightmare is over. Team USA giddily won gold in London. And the Los Angeles Lakers are again the envy of the NBA. When U.S. star of stars and Lakers icon Kobe Bryant squeezed Spain foe and L.A. teammate Pau Gaso...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  6. Is there ever too much rest for Jason Kidd?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- We won't know if Jason Kidd is going to play in the Mavericks' regular-season finale at Atlanta until Thursday morning's shootaround, but no one seems to think it matters one way or the other. The Hawks will be out to win this one to sec...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  7. Jason Kidd might sit again; seeding games ahead?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks got back to work Tuesday with an exhaustive practice session. They'll work out Wednesday morning before boarding a flight to Atlanta to finish off the regular season against the Hawks on Thursday. That's when things get int...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  8. W2W4: Dirk Nowitzki takes hot hand to Denver

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has scored 27 points in each of the last three games. In three games this season against tonight's opponent, the Denver Nuggets, Nowitzki has averaged 19.0 points a game on 50 percent shooting, a number that is rather ...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  9. Is offensive surge a trend or passing fad?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The offensive fireworks started Saturday night on the first possession with a soaring Rodrigue Beaubois grabbing an alley-oop lob from Jason Kidd with two hands high above the rim and slamming it down to the roar of the sellout crowd. It...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  10. Dallas Mavericks defense maintains beat after Tyson Chandler's de...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks defense maintains beat after departure of Tyson Chandler.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  11. Minute Men: Pressure to keep Jason Kidd PT down

    Jeff Caplan

    Our weekly look at how coach Rick Carlisle is managing the minutes of Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd during this 66-game schedule: DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks got off easy Wednesday night, blowing out the undermanned Denver Nuggets and relegatin...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  12. Dallas Mavericks' versatility will be put to the test after injur...

    Jeff Caplan

    After latest injury setback, the Mavericks must plug away and rely on versatility.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  13. 3-pointer: Big return for Caron Butler

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Caron Butler nearly put the final dagger in his former team. He had been landing darts all night. This 3-pointer for the win from the right wing looked dead-on, but skipped off the front of the rim. "It felt real good. I got my feet up u...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  14. W2W4: Murderer's Row and Chris Paul, too

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- On Saturday night, Portland Trail Blazers All-Star reserve LaMarcus Aldridge threw down 33 points and 12 rebounds. Now comes All-Star starter Blake Griffin. "It's Murderer's Row of the power forward position," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle sa...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  15. Minute Men: Dirk Nowitzki's PT, stats trending up

    Jeff Caplan

    Our weekly look at how coach Rick Carlisle is managing the minutes of Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd during this 66-game schedule: Dirk Nowitzki is back, baby. "I was telling the guys that I've actually got my confidence back and my ability to mo...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  16. Ailing Dallas Mavericks face 15-day defining stretch

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks need wins and to emerge healthy from 15-day defining stretch.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012