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  1. Is Chris Kaman injury-prone or unlucky?

    Jeff Caplan

    Chris Kaman, the Dallas Mavericks' new starting center, has said there's no secret for success this season: Stay healthy. Hey, easier said than done. In fact, it's been a monumental challenge throughout Kaman's previous nine seasons. So is he inju...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  2. New Mavs will take it to the rack more

    Jeff Caplan

    To suggest that the Dallas Mavericks' new backcourt combo of point guard Darren Collison and shooting guard O.J. Mayo will attack the rim with greater frequency than the old guard of Jason Kidd and Jason Terry is like saying Dirk Nowitzki is tall. It...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  3. Wild, often strange offseason will churn rumor mill

    Jeff Caplan

    Approaching the one-month mark to the start of Dallas Mavericks training camp, the bouncing of basketballs can't get here soon enough to end a wild and increasingly silly offseason. Think about it. First, Deron Williams denied the Mavs in their ho...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  4. Dallas Mavericks' silly offseason winding down

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks training camp can't get here soon enough after such a silly offseason.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  5. Sizing up the competition: Seven and down

    Jeff Caplan

    Two weeks ago I shared my 2012-2013 Western Conference rankings, in which I put the Dallas Mavericks sixth. Last week I analyzed what's changed with the five teams ranked ahead of them and how the new-look Mavs match up. The most push back I recei...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  6. Eduardo Najera's Legends now Mexico's team, too

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- In his home country of Mexico, they call him by one name, Lalo, a common nickname for Eduardo. Yes, Eduardo Najera is beloved in Mexico and it didn't take a turnout of about 200 at news conference there earlier this week to announce his ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  7. Can Eduardo Najera be catalyst for NBA into Mexico?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Donnie Nelson said he would love to bring Eduardo Najera and the Texas Legends to Mexico. Najera on Friday was officially introduced as the D-League team's new head coach after retiring from the NBA earlier in the week. Najera will also ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  8. Eduardo Najera rejoins Dallas Mavericks as executive, coach of D-...

    Jeff Caplan

    Recently retired Eduardo Najera is taking over as head coach of the D-League Texas Legends with a stake in ownership, and has accepted a significant role in the Dallas Mavericks' front office.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Mavs rookies score in NBA peer survey

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks rookies Jae Crowder and Jared Cunningham are among a group of NBA rookies selected by an expert panel deemed to be most overlooked in the 2012 draft class. So who are these supposed experts? Thirty-nine NBA rookies. NBA.com sur...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  12. Sizing up the competition: OKC Thunder

    Jeff Caplan

    Fourth 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. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder Somehow, some way, the Thunder have to be moved out of the...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 100 guesses: Mark Cuban's biggest regret?

    Jeff Caplan

    What is Mark Cuban's biggest regret? It has nothing to do with the circumstances of a big game or his relationships with his past coaches or lambasting commissioner David Stern or losing out on a key player. Give up? "Letting Don Kalkstein, ...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  15. Rodrigue Beaubois spending time in the ring?

    Jeff Caplan

    Toughness has never exactly been Rodrigue Beaubois' calling card in his first three seasons. After all, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle used to joke about needing a spatula to scrape the former 185-pounder off the practice floor. Just last Ap...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  16. Mark Cuban mad at Jason Kidd? Fuhgeddaboutit

    Jeff Caplan

    Mark Cuban's got it all wrong. His anger is misplaced. Instead of still being steamed at Jason Kidd for his about-face defection to the New York Knicks, he should have patted him on the butt and wished him good luck. It's not too late to send a th...

    Blog | August 22, 2012