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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. Dallas Mavericks play waiting game with extension for Rick Carlis...

    Jeff Caplan

    Why Rick Carlisle doesn't have deal yet to coach Mavs next season is perplexing.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  3. Ten reasons to be excited about Dallas Mavericks in playoffs

    Jeff Caplan

    Here are the top 10 reasons to be excited as the Mavs set out to defend their title.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  4. W2W4: Mavs must rise above competition

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks have had a strange knack for playing down to their competition, especially on the road. The Mavs are only 4-5 on the road against teams that currently own a losing record this season. Only two teams in the league, according to the E...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  5. Week ahead: Will it be postseason or golf season?

    Jeff Caplan

    And you thought last week was important? This week very well could mean make or break. Postseason or golf season. Four games in six days. Three on the road. "Every game now is going to be of even more significant importance," Mavericks coach Ri...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  6. W2W4: Mavs on alert for consistent effort

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Consistency. Can the Dallas Mavericks capture it? With the right effort they certainly should tonight against a Portland Trail Blazers team that has no concept of the word. A supposed championship contender at the start of the season, Po...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  7. Week ahead: Rising up at home imperative

    Jeff Caplan

    After playing just three games last week, it's back to the unforgiving grindstone for the Dallas Mavericks, who embark on what could be a monumental week with four intriguing games, three at home and three against two teams the Mavs are sandwiched be...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Light All-Star night for Dirk Nowitzki

    Jeff Caplan

    Mark Cuban was hoping for, oh, three minutes for his superstar, but he'll be happy with the 14 minutes Dirk Nowitzki logged jogging up and down Dwight Howard's home floor -- tick, tick, tick -- in Sunday night's All-Star Game. In his 11th consecut...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  10. 3-pointer: Big return for Caron Butler

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Caron Butler nearly put the final dagger in his former team. He had been landing darts all night. This 3-pointer for the win from the right wing looked dead-on, but skipped off the front of the rim. "It felt real good. I got my feet up u...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  11. W2W4: Murderer's Row and Chris Paul, too

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- On Saturday night, Portland Trail Blazers All-Star reserve LaMarcus Aldridge threw down 33 points and 12 rebounds. Now comes All-Star starter Blake Griffin. "It's Murderer's Row of the power forward position," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle sa...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  12. 3-pointer: Lamar Odom gets call-out from coach

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Lamar Odom's performances as a Dallas Maverick have been so underwhelming this season that on those nights when he shows a pulse, plays with a purpose and contributes to a victory, it gets bear-hug treatment from coach Rick Carlisle. So ...

    Blog | February 12, 2012
  13. Dirk Nowitzki seals it in 2OT, and gets help

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki couldn't buy a basket after halftime. He missed a stepback jumper for the win at the end of regulation and he clanked a tough, fallaway baseline jumper for the lead with two seconds left at the end of the first overtime. By...

    Blog | February 12, 2012
  14. W2W4: LaMarcus Aldridge comes home an All-Star

    Jeff Caplan

    For the first time in his six-year career, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge returns home an All-Star. Many, including Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, couldn't believe the 6-foot-11 forward didn't make the squad a year ago. Th...

    Blog | February 11, 2012
  15. Dirk Nowitzki gets 11th All-Star nod

    Jeff Caplan

    Dirk Nowitzki said his sluggish start wasn't deserving of an 11th consecutive All-Star selection. Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle and the majority of his Western Conference counterparts disagreed with the reigning Finals MVP. Despite posting ...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  16. No Dirk Nowitzki in ASG would make NBA history

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks seem to thrive when the odds are stacked against them so maybe if Dirk Nowitzki is not selected as an All-Star reserve they can use it as motivation. Because if the Western Conference coaches leave him off the team and end his...

    Blog | February 08, 2012