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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. Sizing up the competition: L.A. Clippers

    Jeff Caplan

    Third 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. 3 Los Angeles Clippers There is not a more beleaguered coach in the league than Vin...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  3. Sizing up the competition: San Antonio Spurs

    Jeff Caplan

    Second 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. 4 San Antonio Spurs Perhaps no team was lavished upon more last season than the Sp...

    Blog | August 21, 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. Trend could hinder Terry Stotts' candidacy

    Jeff Caplan

    If Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Terry Stotts -- who has 17 years NBA coaching experience that includes four as a head coach -- doesn't land the Portland Trail Blazers job, he can point the finger at Erik Spoelstra. Spoelstra? The champion M...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  6. A Mavs-free Olympics surely suits Mark Cuban

    Jeff Caplan

    The Opening Ceremonies for the Olympic Games in London are under way, and the men's basketball tournament begins Sunday with an intriguing matchup between Team USA and France. From Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's standpoint, he can watch the e...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  7. Father Corey Crowder blazed trail for Dallas Mavericks' Jae Crowd...

    Jeff Caplan

    Just like his father, Mavs rookie Jae Crowder took an indirect path to NBA.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2012
  8. 2012 NBA Draft -- Dallas Mavericks' second-round pick will face u...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavs face a tall task finding an impact player in the second round.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  9. Countdown: No. 2 Shawn Marion

    Jeff Caplan

    Fourteenth in a 15-part series ranking the Mavericks' 2011-12 roster in importance of bringing back next season. By garnering enough votes from the media to finish eighth for Defensive Player of the Year and enough votes from the 29 other league c...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  10. Dirk Nowitzki picks Spurs, praises Pop

    Jeff Caplan

    If Dirk Nowitzki can't play in it, he's darn sure going to watch the Western Conference finals between the Dallas Mavericks' oldest rival and their newest. The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder tip off on Sunday night. Who's Dirk got? ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Mavs pass assist mantle to surging Spurs

    Jeff Caplan

    Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel opened the season by imploring his team to become an unselfish, ball-movement offense like the champion Dallas Mavericks. But when he told his team Sunday prior to its Game 4 against the Miami Heat to pass like cha...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  13. Countdown: No. 10 Kelenna Azubuike

    Jeff Caplan

    Sixth in a 15-part series ranking the Mavericks' 2011-12 roster in importance of bringing back next season. The curious case of Kelenna Azubuike as a member of the Dallas Mavericks started March 22 when the club released athletic big man Sean Will...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  14. 3-pointer: Can road-lousy Mavs steal one?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks lost their third consecutive road game in Thursday's regular-season finale at the Atlanta Hawks. The team that won 28 games on enemy turf a season ago, won 13 of 30 this season. After Thursday's 106-89 pummeling at the hand of...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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