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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. What's it mean?: High draft picks line roster

    Jeff Caplan

    When Elton Brand sets up shop at his new Dallas Mavericks locker, he and Shawn Marion will certainly reminisce about the 1999 NBA draft, surely the way Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter have about the '98 draft. Drafts are always fun to look back on ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  6. Schedule breakdown: April bounce or bounced?

    Jeff Caplan

    With the NBA's release of the 30 team schedules last Thursday, we'll periodically examine a portion of the Dallas Mavericks' 82 games. Last week we selected five games to circle. If these new mysterious Dallas Mavericks are going to be jockeying ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  7. Mavs step down as West's luxury tax kings

    Jeff Caplan

    For the first time in his ownership of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban will not pay a single penny in luxury tax at the end of the 2012-13 season. Since the luxury tax was first applied in the 2000-01 season, only the New York Knicks have paid mo...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  8. Mavs 2012-13 schedule: Five games to circle

    Jeff Caplan

    Perhaps not since the 2003-04 season when Mark Cuban brought in Antawn Jamison and Antoine Walker have the Dallas Mavericks been a bigger mystery than they are entering the 2012-13 season. With the roster now appearing to be finalized -- barring a...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  9. Are Lakers main competitor for Delonte West?

    Jeff Caplan

    Delonte West, one of a dwindling number of guards on the free-agent market, might have picked a bad time to seek a multiyear deal. Judging by recent signings, West might be out of luck in his desire to end two seasons of playing for one-year contr...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  10. Dallas Mavericks' Donnie Nelson: No regrets about attempt to land...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks don't regret how they approached the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  11. Latest rumblings on Ramon Sessions

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks did not advance discussions with free agent point guard Ramon Sessions over the weekend, however those talks are likely to resume Monday, according to a source close to the situation. The Mavs and Houston Rockets appear to be ...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  12. Source: Rockets in play for Ramon Sessions

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets, Southwest Division rivals in need of a starting point guard, are both in discussions with Ramon Sessions. A source said the Mavs had a second round of talks with Sessions' agent and that the Rockets are no...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  13. Source -- Dallas Mavericks turn attention to point guard Ramon Se...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks, in the aftermath of Thursday's stunning departure of point guard Jason Kidd, have reached out for a second time to Ramon Sessions, this time with a starting job to pitch.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  14. Jason Kidd jumps ship, joins Knicks

    Jeff Caplan

    Some 17 hours ago, with Steve Nash stunningly on his way to join Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, Jason Kidd was talking about working out a deal with Mark Cuban to finish his career with the Dallas Mavericks. Suddenly, a horrific Mavs offs...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  15. Mavs closing in on deal with Jason Kidd

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Kidd appears prepared to end his career where he started it -- with the Dallas Mavericks. The 39-year-old is closing in on a multiyear deal, a source close to the situation said. The source said the deal is not completed, but barring any sna...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  16. Sources -- Jason Kidd close to new deal to stay with Dallas Maver...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas guard Jason Kidd is closing in on a multiyear deal to stay with the Mavericks, a source close to the situation said.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2012