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  1. 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
  2. Draft lottery impactful for Mavs, Deron Williams

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks came as close as they have in a dozen years to not making the playoffs, the prize of which would have been a seat at Wednesday's NBA Draft Lottery, which moves from its longtime home of New Jersey to to the Disney/ABC Times Squar...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  3. Rick Carlisle signs new deal to coach Dallas Mavericks

    Jeff Caplan

    Rick Carlisle has signed a new contract with the Mavericks that will keep him in charge for a fifth season and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  4. Dallas Mavericks play waiting game with extension for Rick Carlis...

    Jeff Caplan

    Why Rick Carlisle doesn't have deal yet to coach Mavs next season is perplexing.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  5. Dirk Nowitzki recalls turning point of title run

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks were the higher seed a year ago when they entered the playoffs at No. 3 against the No. 6 Portland Trail Blazers. But, that didn't stop many from picking the Blazers to win. And after Portland rallied from a 24-point deficit l...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  6. 3-pointer: Is Mavs' depth deep enough?

    Jeff Caplan

    SALT LAKE CITY -- The Dallas Mavericks prided themselves on their depth last season and it's been their calling card this season. Their superior depth was supposed to be they key to making an older, not-so-athletic club function at an elite level. ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  7. W2W4: Winning in Memphis isn't easy

    Jeff Caplan

    MEMPHIS -- Here's the bad news about finishing up a back-to-back at Memphis: "It feels like we haven't won in Memphis in years," Dirk Nowitzki said following Friday's improbable, 99-97 overtime home loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Portl...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  8. W2W4: Fatigue factor in Mavs' favor

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- If ever there was a game that the Dallas Mavericks should have fresher legs than their opponent it is tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis comes to the American Airlines Center tonight set to play its fifth game in six nights a...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  9. 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
  10. W2W4: LaMarcus Aldridge comes home an All-Star

    Jeff Caplan

    For the first time in his six-year career, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge returns home an All-Star. Many, including Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, couldn't believe the 6-foot-11 forward didn't make the squad a year ago. Th...

    Blog | February 11, 2012
  11. Week ahead: Tough road for team on a skid

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks came limping home from Cleveland with a three-game losing skid, their first since opening the season with three straight losses. With a rare three-game break to rest their weary bones, the Dallas Mavericks look forward to a rare ...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  12. Is Dirk Nowitzki's All-Star run in jeopardy?

    Jeff Caplan

    About this time a year ago, my esteemed colleague Tim MacMahon, contended that Dirk Nowitzki didn't need to be anywhere near the All-Star Game. He argued this because Nowitzki was coming off a right knee sprain that sidelined him for nine games in Ja...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  13. Dallas Mavericks raise banner before starting NBA title defense

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks raise the championship banner before starting their NBA title defense.

    Story | Conversation | December 25, 2011
  14. Josh Howard rooted for Mavs to win title

    Jeff Caplan

    In his own way, Josh Howard enjoyed a measure of redemption with former teammates Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry, the last remaining Mavs from the 2006 Finals flop. Howard, who called the controversial timeout in Game 5 of the 2006 Finals in Miami,...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  15. 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
  16. DoJo to Vegas & Rudy Fernandez update

    Jeff Caplan

    The NBA lockout ruined a summer of supervised development for Dallas Mavericks guard Dominique Jones. With the Summer League canceled and Jones prohibited from training at the American Airlines Center with coaches, the 6-foot-4 second-year shooting g...

    Blog | September 09, 2011