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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban moves on without Deron Williams...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban quickly moved on from the club's failed bid to land point guard Deron Williams. But, he's holding a grudge against Jason Kidd, who surprisingly backed out on a deal to return and signed with the New York Knicks.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  10. Rookie Bernard James never saw this coming

    Jeff Caplan

    There's no doubt Dallas Mavericks rookie center Bernard James is one of the more unique players selected in last June's draft. In fact, the Air Force staff sergeant is one of the more unique players in the entire league. Grantland.com writer Jonat...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  11. 8-game preseason schedule starts in Berlin

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks announced Thursday their full 2012-13 preseason schedule, which opens Oct. 6 at Berlin and Oct. 9 at Barcelona.The Mavs open training camp on Sept. 30 and leave for Europe a few days later. The Mavs will play four of their remain...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  12. Vince Carter takes reins as old man of the squad

    Jeff Caplan

    Vince Carter used to leap the tallest centers in a single bound and dunk on their heads. Those days are long gone except for the occasional rev-up Carter can still breathtakingly pull off in any given game. "I'm not really into trying to jump over...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  13. Beyond next season, how are Mavs positioned?

    Jeff Caplan

    The ESPN.com Insiders are it again, analyzing today's moves and predicting tomorrow's successes or failures. So how do draft guru Chad Ford and analytics wiz John Hollinger see the Dallas Mavericks' moves -- from the decision not to re-sign Tyson ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  14. Eight newcomers sure to spark rotation competition

    Jeff Caplan

    Earlier I took a look at where Brandan Wright will fit into the Dallas Mavericks' revamped roster. That question leads to a larger one of which players will ultimately be on the outside of coach Rick Carlisle's rotation. The mantra under Carlisle ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  15. Where does Brandan Wright fit on revamped roster?

    Jeff Caplan

    Brandan Wright's frame, 6-foot-10 and 210 pounds, isn't exactly one of a prototypical NBA center. The Dallas Mavericks knew this last season when they moved the career power forward to the middle. Entering an important contract season, is Wright dest...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  16. Dwight Howard trade a tough one for Mavs

    Jeff Caplan

    Just as July's free-agency period opened as a one-superstar scramble, the summer '13 version is officially hard-charging toward its own lone-star stampede, and even a shot at that prize seems a long one. With Thursday's reported four-way trade tha...

    Blog | August 10, 2012