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  1. Trend could hinder Terry Stotts' candidacy

    Jeff Caplan

    If Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Terry Stotts -- who has 17 years NBA coaching experience that includes four as a head coach -- doesn't land the Portland Trail Blazers job, he can point the finger at Erik Spoelstra. Spoelstra? The champion M...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  2. Would Thunder run be more impressive than Mavs'?

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle had high praise for the Oklahoma City Thunder after being swept out of the first round, and his opinion was likely only reinforced after OKC's impressive dismantling and elimination of the Los Angeles Lakers in fi...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  3. Mavs pass assist mantle to surging Spurs

    Jeff Caplan

    Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel opened the season by imploring his team to become an unselfish, ball-movement offense like the champion Dallas Mavericks. But when he told his team Sunday prior to its Game 4 against the Miami Heat to pass like cha...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  4. Jeff Van Gundy on season: Let's play two

    Jeff Caplan

    Part II of the Jeff Van Gundy interview from Monday's media teleconference focused on the compacted 66-game schedule. I asked him about the challenges facing Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, particularly in handling a mostly veteran roster and e...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  5. Caron Butler visits San Antonio Spurs amid report Richard Jeffers...

    Jeff Caplan

    Caron Bulter met with the Spurs amid a report that San Antonio will cut Richard Jefferson.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  6. Route 66: Five most anticipated games

    Jeff Caplan

    The games come fast and furious once the compressed, 66-game NBA schedule kicks off on Christmas Day. The Dallas Mavericks will play four games in the season's first six days and things really don't let up until the All-Star break in late February. ...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  7. Mavs' weekend free agency roundup

    Jeff Caplan

    Free agency begins to get serious this week as teams can talk directly with players starting at 9 a.m. (CT) Monday. As ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported Sunday, center Tyson Chandler plans Tyson Chandler plans to meet face-to-face this week with offi...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  8. Caron Butler drawing interest but not from Dallas Mavericks yet

    Jeff Caplan

    Unrestricted free agent Caron Butler has received early interest from six teams, but the Dallas Mavericks are not yet one of them, a source said Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2011
  9. Schedule to be heavy in-conference

    Jeff Caplan

    The NBA's 66-game schedule will run from Dec. 25 - April 26 and will include 48 conference games, according to a league source in this ESPN report. Teams will play about two more games per month, according to the report, and each team will play a ...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  10. Jason Kidd's steals pile up, lead league

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jason Kidd is defying age and, quite frankly, the odds this postseason. He's obviously a steady presence on offense, averaging 10.0 points and 7.5 assists. It's at the other end of the floor where Kidd's performances have been eye-op...

    Blog | May 22, 2011
  11. Feel-good night for adversity-stung duo

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry have shared plenty of postseason heartache and on Thursday night they both finally got to exhale, if only temporarily, and enjoy a playoff moment. Nowitzki scored a game-high 33 points and had 11 reb...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  12. 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
  13. Mavs try to become fourth team to 40

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks wrap up the pre-All-Star portion of the schedule tonight in Phoenix trying to join the San Antonio Spurs (46-9), Boston Celtics (40-14) and Miami Heat (41-15) as the only teams to go into the break with at least 40 wins. Th...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  14. Streak at 7, Mavs move back to second

    Jeff Caplan

    BOSTON -- Remember that six-game losing skid, the dread and the slippage from second to fifth in the Western Conference standings? Ancient history. The Dallas Mavericks' 101-97 win at Boston Celtics Friday night, combined with the San Antonio S...

    Blog | February 05, 2011
  15. Freefall puts early end to race vs. Spurs

    Jeff Caplan

    The only one cringing as hard as Mark Cuban over the Dallas Mavericks' tumble is David Stern. As if the commissioner didn't already know that NBA fans view the regular season as largely irrelevant, just take a look at the standings. At the season'...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  16. Full effort returns and so does win column

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Sasha Pavlovic joined the Dallas Mavericks at one of the most awkward points of the Mark Cuban era, with team hit hard by injuries and the mounting losses at a level not seen in a decade. After returning from a miserable four-game losing...

    Blog | January 20, 2011