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  1. 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
  2. What's it mean?: High draft picks line roster

    Jeff Caplan

    When Elton Brand sets up shop at his new Dallas Mavericks locker, he and Shawn Marion will certainly reminisce about the 1999 NBA draft, surely the way Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter have about the '98 draft. Drafts are always fun to look back on ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  3. The race for the sixth seed, or is it seventh?

    Jeff Caplan

    UPDATED: 9 a.m., Friday. The Dallas Mavericks clinched a playoff berth Thursday with New Orleans' win over Houston. Now attention turns strictly to seeding and matchups. With the Mavs (35-28) -- back in action tonight for their home finale agai...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  4. Should Shawn Marion be a leading DPOY candidate?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The NBA has issued the Defensive Player of the Year award since the 1982-83 season. In the 1988-89 season the league might as well have renamed it the Defensive Big Man of the Year award. Five of the six first winners were guards as dimi...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  5. 8,000 club: Dirk joins more elite company

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- With his pretty, 10-foot step-back jumper with 7:40 to go in Monday night's second quarter, Dirk Nowitzki reached 8,000 career field goals. He is one of only four active players to hit the mark, joining Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  6. Dallas Mavericks' Lamar Odom on Los Angeles Lakers -- I felt a li...

    Jeff Caplan

    Lamar Odom said that the Los Angeles Lakers' decision to package him in a deal hurt, but it was not being informed that the trade was in place that ultimately severed the relationship and landed the forward with the Dallas Mavericks.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2011
  7. Countdown: Ranking the Mavs -- No. 6

    Jeff Caplan

    The offseason provides plenty of opportunity for tons of fun things like traveling, playing in the World Series of Poker, throwing out the first pitch before a Cubs game and filming a reality show pilot with your mom and sisters. The NBA lockout just...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  8. Good perimeter defense or just bad shooting?

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Dallas Mavericks have won four consecutive road games and in two they've witnessed historically poor 3-point shooting from their opponent. In Game 2 in Los Angeles, the Lakers missed their first 15 3-point shots until Kobe Bry...

    Blog | May 22, 2011
  9. Jason Kidd recalls, briefly, Finals vs. L.A.

    Jeff Caplan

    LOS ANGELES -- The Dallas Mavericks haven't faced the Los Angeles Lakers in the playoffs since 1988, more than a decade before most of today's players entered the league - including Jason Kidd. It doesn't mean that all of the Mavs are facing the L...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  10. Seeds Nos. 2-8 still in play in final week

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- What a crazy week, and more is on the way as the NBA heads into the final week of regular-season basketball. We had Denver Nuggets coach George Karl publicly request a playoff meeting with the Dallas Mavericks over the Oklahoma City Thun...

    Blog | April 10, 2011
  11. Lakers do Mavs no favors in Denver

    Jeff Caplan

    First Kobe Bryant doesn't suit up. Then, after the remaining Los Angeles Lakers pushed the Denver Nuggets to the wire, they couldn't finish the job. That allowed the Nuggets to take over the second seed in the jammed Western Conference standings a...

    Blog | April 09, 2010