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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Wild West: All spots clinched, matchups are not

    Jeff Caplan

    We take a look at the games that impact the West playoff picture each morning for the rest of the regular season. Mavs' spot in the standings: Dallas heads into its fourth consecutive day off knowing it will face either the Los Angeles Lakers or t...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  5. Playoff foe: Brandan Wright's Laker dilemma

    Jeff Caplan

    Players always say they don't care who they face to open the playoffs. Don't believe it. Brandan Wright, for one, knows which one of the three options still open he wants no part of when he makes his postseason debut this weekend, and for good rea...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  6. Mavs secure 12th consecutive playoff spot

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks' title defense is on. By virtue of the Houston Rockets dropping their sixth straight game Thursday night to the New Orleans Hornets, the Mavs (35-28) clinched a playoff spot for the 12th consecutive season. They can take it...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  7. Shawn Marion of Dallas Mavericks returns against San Antonio Spur...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks forward Shawn Marion returned from a three-game absence with a sore left knee on Friday night against the Spurs, coach Rick Carlisle said.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  8. Week ahead: Injuries, Rodrigue Beaubois and tough tests

    Jeff Caplan

    Of the four teams the Dallas Mavericks face this week, three coming on the road, only the Denver Nuggets can claim to be hotter, as well as more mysterious. More mysterious? The Nuggets, winners of seven of their last 10, did just make the most st...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Run in '06 also went through Gasol, champs

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks' path to their lone NBA Finals appearance in 2006 went through Pau Gasol and the defending champions. Back then Gasol was the star for the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs were seeking a third title with t...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  15. Dallas Mavericks' DeShawn Stevenson: Los Angeles Lakers took foul...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs starting shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson called the fouls taken by Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum "disrespectful."

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2011
  16. Rick Carlisle showers praise on players

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rick Carlisle is 2-for-2 in taking his teams to the conference finals. He guided the Detroit Pistons and then the Indiana Pacers to the Eastern Conference finals, but fell short each time of the ultimate goal. He gets his second ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011