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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. Brendan Haywood won't leave with same fanfare

    Jeff Caplan

    When Brendan Haywood first arrived in the big trade that shipped out Josh Howard in February 2010, the big man in the headband was putting up double-doubles and instantly became a favorite among fans starved for aggressive, enthusiastic center play. ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  5. Lamar Odom chapter filled with new intrigue

    Jeff Caplan

    We'll probably never know coach Rick Carlisle's true feelings about Lamar Odom and the forward's indifferent attitude and disappointing performances with the Dallas Mavericks. Carlisle is a pragmatist. He doesn't obsess over what might have been. ...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Shawn Marion calls on bigs to screen like Lakers

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Shawn Marion was taking such punishment from rock-solid screens set by the Lakers' big men Wednesday night that he said he about had enough of it. "It takes a lot out of you. Them big [expletives] hit me a couple of times, I wanted to fa...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Haywood waited out LeBron, wants his shot

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- As Dallas Mavericks players and coach Rick Carlisle lined up to declare their indifference for or to feign complete ignorance of "The Decision" and the Miami Heat's dastardly plan to stockpile superstars, one player stepped forward to speak...

    Blog | May 28, 2011
  10. Will Mavs have solid center tandem after all?

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle desperately wants Brendan Haywood to play to his potential. It was the coach who traveled to Haywood's North Carolina doorstep on the first night of free agency last summer to let the big fella know how much he an...

    Blog | February 18, 2011
  11. Mahinmi again states case for more PT

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- When the Mavericks come out sleepwalking as they did Monday night against the desperate Cleveland Cavaliers, coach Rick Carlisle reaches for his Mr. Energy -- and Ian Mahinmi delivered again. The 6-foot-11, raw, but enticing third-year c...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  12. Tyson Chandler and the double-double

    Jeff Caplan

    BOSTON -- Erick Dampier averaged a double-double the season before he signed a monstrous contract with Dallas Mavericks. He never averaged one again. Tyson Chandler averaged a double-double in 2008-07 with the New Orleans Hornets and, mostly due t...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  13. Can Brendan Haywood provide consistency?

    Jeff Caplan

    When the topic of Brendan Haywood comes up, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle unfailingly defends his backup center's effort and work ethic, if not always his production. Not even Carlisle could do that. Hawyood is in the midst of his worst of ...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  14. No-brainer in signing shooter Peja Stojakovic

    Jeff Caplan

    CHICAGO -- Adding Peja Stojakovic and subtracting Alexis Ajinca is a no-brainer move for the Dallas Mavericks, a club that doesn't need a fourth, albeit affable, center and desperately needs another proven weak-side shooter to fill the void left by t...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  15. Backup center position takes another twist

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- For all the praise heaped upon Dallas Mavericks starting center Tyson Chandler for his impact on the team's 20-5 start, backup center Brendan Haywood has experienced a chillier effect. Wednesday's 103-99 victory over the Portland Trail B...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  16. 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