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  1. Sizing up the competition: L.A. Lakers

    Jeff Caplan

    Last 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. 1 Los Angeles Lakers Move along, nothing here to see. Yeah, right. Luxury tax be dam...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  2. Could summer superstar-chase approach be shifting?

    Jeff Caplan

    The long-range plan is to keep the powder dry and wait out a superstar. It's why when Deron Williams chose Brooklyn over Dallas, Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson didn't get in a bidding war for a player such as Goran Dragic but rather targeted players ei...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Sizing up the competition: Denver Nuggets

    Jeff Caplan

    First 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. 5 Denver Nuggets George Karl's group plays it fast and loose and likes to have fu...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  5. Beyond next season, how are Mavs positioned?

    Jeff Caplan

    The ESPN.com Insiders are it again, analyzing today's moves and predicting tomorrow's successes or failures. So how do draft guru Chad Ford and analytics wiz John Hollinger see the Dallas Mavericks' moves -- from the decision not to re-sign Tyson ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  6. Ranking the West: Lakers once again team to beat

    Jeff Caplan

    After what seemed an eternity, the Dwightmare is over. Team USA giddily won gold in London. And the Los Angeles Lakers are again the envy of the NBA. When U.S. star of stars and Lakers icon Kobe Bryant squeezed Spain foe and L.A. teammate Pau Gaso...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  7. Dwight Howard trade a tough one for Mavs

    Jeff Caplan

    Just as July's free-agency period opened as a one-superstar scramble, the summer '13 version is officially hard-charging toward its own lone-star stampede, and even a shot at that prize seems a long one. With Thursday's reported four-way trade tha...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  8. Positional breakdown: Hope springs again at C

    Jeff Caplan

    Last in a five-part series examining the re-tooled Dallas Mavericks position by position. CENTER Over the last two-and-a-half seasons, there's been a lot of "best ever" labels tossed around for Mavs centers. When Brendan Haywood arrived in Februa...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  9. No homecomings for Dallas' homegrown?

    Jeff Caplan

    Deron Williams was the obvious headliner among Dallas-area products who could potentially come home and play for the Dallas Mavericks next season. Williams, the three-time All-Star who starred at The Colony High School, chose to remain with the Br...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  10. Mavs 2012-13 schedule: Five games to circle

    Jeff Caplan

    Perhaps not since the 2003-04 season when Mark Cuban brought in Antawn Jamison and Antoine Walker have the Dallas Mavericks been a bigger mystery than they are entering the 2012-13 season. With the roster now appearing to be finalized -- barring a...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  11. Mark Cuban keeping Dallas Mavericks' options open with new CBA re...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mark Cuban keeping Mavericks' options open with new CBA restrictions.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  12. Opinions vary on Mavs' summer moves

    Jeff Caplan

    The grand plan didn't work. Deron Williams, citing his hearty approval of a last-minute trade by the Brooklyn Nets that landed Joe Johnson, isn't coming home. In the weeks that followed, the Dallas Mavericks filled out the 15-man roster with surpr...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 2012 NBA free agency -- Dallas Mavericks rebound with flurry of m...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavs pick up pieces in a flurry of moves while keeping their powder dry.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Father Corey Crowder blazed trail for Dallas Mavericks' Jae Crowd...

    Jeff Caplan

    Just like his father, Mavs rookie Jae Crowder took an indirect path to NBA.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2012