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  1. One and done?: The year-to-year star search

    Jeff Caplan

    Fans will forever fall in love with players on their hometown teams. At times, the free agency era can really mess that up because players don't always stick around long enough for fans to fully invest their emotions, or they do and get disappointed....

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  2. Should focus shift off Delonte West to a rebounder?

    Jeff Caplan

    Delonte West's unique personality, his, ahem, avant-garde appearance and on-court toughness quickly endeared him to Dallas Mavericks fans as much as to Dirk Nowitzki and fellow Boston Celtics draft pick coach Rick Carlisle. Mavs president of baske...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Jason Terry speaks fondly of fans, Mavs

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Terry is not coming back, so slam the door shut on any such notion. Terry, set to begin his 14th season with Boston Celtics, will never forget his eight seasons in Dallas and he had a message for Mavericks fans in a recent interview. "All I ...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  5. Donnie Nelson: Mavs don't regret strategy

    Jeff Caplan

    It probably wasn't the answer Mavericks fans were looking for when Donnie Nelson was asked for the good news. "The good news is it's Monday morning and last week has passed us," Nelson said. "How about that? Get that one out of the way. Holy crimi...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  6. Where do reeling Mavs go from here?

    Jeff Caplan

    The offseason plan Dallas Mavericks fans never envisioned has arrived with a thud. The grand plan had its merits. Owner Mark Cuban saw the new collective bargaining agreement coming, understanding that significantly harsher tax penalties and more ...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  7. Dallas Mavericks' plan hits roadblock with Deron Williams staying...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs missed out on their "big fish" and face more uncertainty in Dirk's twilight.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  8. Jared Cunningham talks PG and defense

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks surprised many observers and fans Thursday night when they dropped out of the No. 17 spot, acquired the No. 24 pick and selected Oregon State combo guard Jared Cunningham. The Mavs were looking for an ultra-quick backcourt pla...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  9. Mavs plan to bring back Brandan Wright

    Jeff Caplan

    While all eyes will soon be focused on free agency as July 1 draws near, one current Dallas Mavericks player knows he won't be going anywhere when that magic date finally arrives. Brandan Wright, who quickly became a fan favorite as he earned more...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  10. Jason Kidd fans hype of Deron Williams pairing

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Kidd is certainly making it difficult to believe that he and fellow free-agent-to-be Deron Williams won't join forces come early July. The idea was talked up heavily by the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer as the season came to a close, and ...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  11. Manager Dirk Nowitzki: Wash's strategy 'aggressive'

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki fashions himself as something of an increasingly knowledgeable baseball fan. After all, the 7-foot German tossed out the first pitch before Game 3 of the World Series, and he's taken over the reins from ex-Stars st...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  12. Derek Fisher says former teammate Lamar Odom damaged reputation t...

    Jeff Caplan

    Derek Fisher said Lamar Odom has damaged his reputation among fans and NBA teams with his Mavs flameout this season, but that the forward is working to repair his personal life and is hopeful to return to the league next season.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2012
  13. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban still not a fan of internationa...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs owner Mark Cuban again voiced his displeasure with top NBA players participating in international competition.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2012
  14. Mark Cuban thinks reality show might have distracted Lamar Odom

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Mavericks fans who attend games or watch on TV certainly knew when the "Khloe & Lamar Show" aired because it seemed the advertisement was always up on the scorer's table video board. When the Mavs traded for Lamar Odom, Cuban gave his bl...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  15. Old friend Laron Profit spurs Lamar Odom

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Lamar Odom received fashion advice and a little life advice, too, prior to Tuesday's game against the Houston Rockets, Odom's first game back since home fans booed him last week, and his first chance at redemption from an awful week on the ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  16. How will fans greet Lamar Odom tonight?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- When Lamar Odom made his first appearance in a Dallas Mavericks uniform on Christmas Day he was warmly greeted by the home fans with a standing ovation. When he returned on March 3 from his mostly unexplained 10-day personal leave, when ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012