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  1. Positional breakdown: O.J. Mayo is served

    Jeff Caplan

    Second in a five-part series examining the re-tooled Dallas Mavericks position by position. SHOOTING GUARD Since the days of Michael Finley, the Mavs have mostly lacked size and athleticism at the 2-guard. Jason Terry, of course, is a tremendous ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  2. How do you grade Mark Cuban, Donnie Nelson?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks entered the offseason knowing major roster changes were coming, yet every move would have to wait for and hinge on Deron Williams' decision. When Williams tweeted on the night of July 3 that he would remain with the Brooklyn N...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  3. Deron Williams and the decision: The wait is on

    Jeff Caplan

    UPDATE: Hold the phone on everything. Overnight, the Nets and Orlando Magic have re-engaged in trade talks that could send Dwight Howard to Brooklyn, and obviously could have a profound effect on the thinking of prized point guard Deron Williams. ...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  4. Mavs have made pitch, Nets now up

    Jeff Caplan

    ESPN.com's Marc Stein is reporting that the Dallas Mavericks' sitdown with top free agent target Deron Williams is over and that the Brooklyn Nets are now engaging the three-time All-Star. There is no indication when Williams will ultimately make ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  5. Michael Finley on board to close the deal?

    Jeff Caplan

    The third member of the Dallas Mavericks' recruiting team in New York today has taken some by surprise. In the Big Apple today to sit down with top free-agent target Deron Williams is president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, head coach Rick ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  6. Draft preview: Austin Rivers

    Jeff Caplan

    Seventh in a nine-part series analyzing our top NBA draft choices for the Dallas Mavericks at No. 17 on Thursday. We will look at one prospect a day leading up to the draft. ESPN.com Insider Chad Ford and ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's and Mavs play-by-play ...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  7. Neck-and-neck: Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant?

    Jeff Caplan

    Vince Carter passed Michael Finley last week to move into 18th place on the NBA's all-time 3-pointers made list. With three more tonight, he'll zoom into 17th place. Of course, Carter could land right back in 18th after Kobe Bryant closes up shop ...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  8. Mavs put games in Dirk Nowitzki's hands

    Jeff Caplan

    Before this season started, Dirk Nowitzki said the part of his game he's most proud of at this stage of his career is his late-game prowess. He said in the early days Steve Nash or Michael Finley, and then even Nick Van Exel, took the big shots with ...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  9. Countdown: Backcourt breakdown

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- This is what we know about the Dallas Mavericks' backcourt: It will have more size, star power and (presumably) firepower than any duo since Steve Nash paired with Michael Finley. Jason Kidd and 6-foot-6 eight-time All-Star Vince Carter ...

    Blog | December 17, 2011
  10. Josh Howard brings game, perspective

    Jeff Caplan

    Josh Howard is bringing basketball to Fair Park on Saturday night with his Celebrity All-Star Game at the Cobb Athletic Center (6 p.m.). At least there he knows he'll play for the White Team and his coach will be Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry. ...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  11. How would amnesty affect the Mavs?

    Jeff Caplan

    When a new collective bargaining agreement is finalized at some point, it appears that an amnesty clause similar to the one in 2005 will be included. In '05, amnesty allowed clubs to waive one player with a burdensome contract and avoid paying th...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  12. The Worm's turn in Dallas didn't last long

    Jeff Caplan

    Dennis Rodman wore No. 70 and mostly rolled with blonde-colored hair and at times infused the outer coating of his wacky dome with blue splotches during his short stay with the Dallas Mavericks in February 2000 that officially ended his Hall of Fame ...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  13. Can Mavs-by-committee slay powers?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- As the Carmelo Anthony trade advanced the NBA's trend toward super-alliances, the Dallas Mavericks, despite their long-stated desire to pair a superstar with Dirk Nowitzki, have settled, rather successfully, for a counter approach. Among...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  14. 2007-08: Tales of J-Kidd, J-Ho and AJ

    Jeff Caplan

    Eighth in a series chronicling the Dallas Mavericks' streak of 10 seasons with 50 or more wins (previous installments). Where to start with this strange season? In the rearview mirror was the double-doozy hammer of the 2006 Finals flop and the 200...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  15. 2005-06: Sweet success, stunning failure

    Jeff Caplan

    Sixth in a series chronicling the Dallas Mavericks' streak of 10 seasons with 50 or more wins (previous installments). It is almost impossible, in any sport at any time, to find another team that achieved the franchise's proudest moment and its mo...

    Blog | May 16, 2010
  16. 2004-05: Nash haunts, Nellie leaves

    Jeff Caplan

    Fifth in a series chronicling the Mavericks' streak of 10 seasons with 50 or more wins (previous installments). The summer of 2004 will be remembered as the summer of Nash. No one ever imagined a scenario in which Steve Nash would leave the Maver...

    Blog | May 14, 2010