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  1. Will Mavs be in market for backup PF?

    Jeff Caplan

    If the Dallas Mavericks dip into the free-agent market beyond their own guys seeking deals, they'll be looking for short-term, cheap labor. Whether center Tyson Chandler re-signs or not, the Mavs could be interested in a power forward that can do som...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  2. Lockout levity: Welcome back, Blazers

    Jeff Caplan

    Merry Christmas everyone! Who would have figured entering Friday afternoon that we'd come out of Thanksgiving weekend with a tentative labor agreement and an NBA season that is scheduled to start on Dec. 25. The expectation is a 66-game season, me...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  3. Mavs players tweet their lockout joy

    Jeff Caplan

    Several Dallas Mavericks players that are active on Twitter as well as Mark Cuban sent out messages upon learning that the league and the players agreed to a tentative labor agreement that, if ratified by both sides, will end the nearly six-month-lon...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  4. Biggest CBA question for Mavs is tax

    Jeff Caplan

    Details of the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement will be revealed soon. The biggest question facing the Dallas Mavericks is just how punitive the re-structured luxury tax system will be. In recent labor negotiations, the previous $1 tax fo...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  5. Dallas Mavericks' DeShawn Stevenson blasts NBPA director Billy Hu...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson believes the NBA's labor impasse will wipe out the entire 2011-12 season and he blasted Billy Hunter, the union's executive director for doing a horrible job.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  6. If season lost, what will Mavs look like?

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Terry has acknowledged that the Dallas Mavericks team that will defend the championship could look quite a bit different from the one that won the title because of a more punitive luxury tax if a labor deal ever comes to pass. But how differ...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  7. Jason Terry: 'I hate where it's gone'

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks player representative Jason Terry is in New York where NBPA executive director Billy Hunter and union president Derek Fisher announced that the players have rejected the owners' latest proposal. The labor fight will now head to th...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  8. Locked-out players preach united front

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Not surprisingly, the NBA players in town to play in the Josh Howard Celebrity All-Star Basketball Game stood together in their belief that if the owners' latest labor proposal is not palatable, they won't be afraid to walk away. "I thin...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  9. Dallas Mavericks' Jason Terry -- Players set to walk if deal bad

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks player representative Jason Terry said that if the proposal NBA commissioner David Stern delivered to the union late Thursday night is not a substantial improvement from the league's prior proposal, players will be prepared to walk away.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2011
  10. Why Tyson Chandler is pessimistic on return

    Jeff Caplan

    Last week Dallas Mavericks free-agent center Tyson Chandler went on local radio and expressed pessimism regarding his chances of re-signing if the league's current labor proposal is ratified. "With the collective bargaining agreement and some of t...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  11. Brian Cardinal preparing for life after hoops

    Jeff Caplan

    Hard-nosed and fun-loving Dallas Mavericks forward Brian Cardinal wants to play ball and soon. But, if the NBA's labor issues can't be resolved during this latest round of negotiations, Cardinal will follow through with his plan to prepare for life a...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  12. Brian Cardinal: Owners going for jugular

    Jeff Caplan

    Brian Cardinal, an alternate player representative with the Dallas Mavericks last season, said he hopes a labor deal can still be reached but acknowledged that losing the entire season is a real possibility. "As a players union, we've tried to giv...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  13. Two preseason games lopped off -- so far

    Jeff Caplan

    This morning's news from the NBA that it has postponed the start of training camps indefinitely and canceled preseason games through Oct. 15 should come as no surprise. Labor negotiations Thursday broke off with little in the way of progress bein...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  14. Jason Terry unplugged: Tackling all topics

    Jeff Caplan

    My lengthy conversation this week with Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry hit on many different topics, including his view of the NBA labor negotiation as the team's player representative as well as his desire to get his own negotiation started for a...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  15. Dallas Mavericks player rep Jason Terry on NBA labor negotiations...

    Jeff Caplan

    NBA training camps are scheduled to open in two weeks, but Dallas Mavericks player representative Jason Terry doesn't expect to soon reunite with coaches and teammates.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  16. Will long lockout send more Mavs overseas?

    Jeff Caplan

    NBA training camps open in five weeks, give or take a couple days, yet the list of players agreeing to contracts overseas and others at least thinking about going abroad continues to grow. That's because there appears to be zero progress in labor ...

    Blog | August 22, 2011