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  1. DeJuan Blair is banging bargain for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks envision DeJuan Blair as a better-fitting version of Elton Brand. Like Brand last season, the Mavs will count on the 6-foot-7, 265-pound Blair to provide a healthy dose of toughness as a vertically-challenged, wide-bodied banger who ...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  2. Position outlook: Mavs upgraded across the board

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks didn't accomplish their ultimate mission of adding a superstar, but they did accomplish a significant goal this summer. They got better. Maybe good enough to get back into the playoffs in a loaded Western Conference. The Mavs, ass...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  3. Can Mavs still upgrade at center?

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks hoped to sign Dwight Howard this summer but will gladly settle for Samuel Dalembert at this point. Dalembert, who is primed to join his fifth team in five seasons, is a far cry from a perennial All-Star in his prime. However, a stron...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  4. If not Andrew Bynum, who starts at center for Mavs?

    Tim MacMahon

    How do the Mavericks address their glaring hole at center if they don't sign Andrew Bynum? At the moment, there is one big man on the Mavs' roster. That's Bernard James, who played less than 20 minutes in the final month of his rookie season. I...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  5. Sources: Mavs among O'Neal's suitors

    Tim MacMahon

    Could Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle be reuniting with one of his best players from his tenure with the Indiana Pacers? Sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the Mavericks and Golden State Warriors are the leading suitors for the services ...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  6. How could Mavs fill out roster around Dwight Howard?

    Tim MacMahon

    If Dwight Howard chooses Dallas, then what? How do the Mavericks fill out the roster around him? The grand plan is to add another major piece or two to the championship puzzle next summer, when Dirk Nowitzki clears cap space by taking a drastic pa...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  7. Brand 'very interested' in returning to Dallas

    Tim MacMahon

    Elton Brand is awaiting offers from other teams who have been in discussions with agent David Falk, but he remains "very interested" in returning to the Mavericks, he said in a text message. The interest is mutual, although the Mavs might not have...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  8. Free-agent Cs: Backup plans if Dwight doesn't come to Dallas

    Tim MacMahon

    The fifth in ESPNDallas.com's position-by-position series previewing the free agency market that opens July 1: The Mavericks are preparing to make their best pitch to Dwight Howard. Dirk Nowitzki will make it clear that he's more than willing ...

    Blog | June 29, 2013
  9. Buy or Bye: Elton Brand

    Tim MacMahon

    ESPNDallas.com will estimate the market value for each of the Mavericks' eight free agents and examine their worth to the Mavs in a once-per-day series. Elton Brand Elton Brand feels like he has a lot of unfinished business after his only sea...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  10. 3-pointer: Winning season out the window

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Say farewell to another streak for this proud franchise. The Mavericks' 11-year run of 50-win campaigns ended last season, when their winning percentage during the lockout-compressed scheduled meant no asterisk was necessary. The 12-ye...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  11. Buzz: Omar the barber visited the Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks are a much better-looking team Monday. The .500 beards aren't all gone, but they're much better manicured, at least in most cases. Center Chris Kaman is the exception, as is often the case. He didn't shave a single hair on ...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  12. Dirk Nowitzki: 'That shave felt amazing'

    Tim MacMahon

    NEW ORLEANS -- It took the Dallas Mavericks 121 days to get back to .500. It took Dirk Nowitzki maybe 90 seconds to get rid of the beard he has been growing for most of that time. "That shave felt amazing," Nowitzki said after a 107-89 victory ...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  13. Elton Brand: Kobe can make strong comeback

    Tim MacMahon

    NEW ORLEANS -- Elton Brand, who never returned to peak form after tearing his left Achilles tendon during his prime, is betting on Kobe Bryant. Brand believes the 34-year-old Bryant will regain his Hall of Fame form after going through the gruelin...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  14. 3-pointer: Mavs ride O.J. Mayo's clutch roller coaster in win

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The O.J. Mayo clutch roller coaster can be one heck of a wild ride. The Mavs survived the crazy twists and turns and highs and lows Friday night. Start with Mayo drilling a tie-breaking 3-pointer from the right wing with 34.1 seconds r...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  15. Elton Brand (calf) out for fourth straight game

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Elton Brand isn't quite ready to return. Brand will miss his fourth consecutive game because of a sore right calf. The Mavs thought Brand might be available for tonight's game against the Suns, but the decision for him to sit out was mad...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  16. Dirk expected to play vs. Suns; Brand probable

    Tim MacMahon

    Dirk Nowitzki is expected to play Wednesday night against the Suns despite a left foot/ankle injury that sidelined him for the fourth quarter of Sunday's win in Portland. Coach Rick Carlisle told reporters that Nowitzki, who worked on the side dur...

    Blog | April 10, 2013