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  1. Jason Terry's on the runway as an era ends

    Jeff Caplan

    Eight eventful seasons, two NBA Finals appearances and one bold championship run that culminated with an in-your-face barrage against LeBron James will forever solidify Jason Terry as a Dallas Mavericks legend. And if he's to win a second title, T...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  2. Jason Kidd of Dallas Mavericks says Brooklyn Nets should make fre...

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Kidd, who guided the New Jersey Nets to two NBA Finals appearances a decade ago, said he expects the now-completed move to Brooklyn to lift the franchise to "another level" starting with a big splash in free agency this summer.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2012
  3. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Dallas Mavericks have taken a step back this...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks have taken a step back toward an uncertain future.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  4. Source -- Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks will play preseason gam...

    Jeff Caplan

    A source says Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks will play a preseason game in Germany.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2012
  5. Dirk receives standout presidential recognition

    Jeff Caplan

    President Barack Obama lauded the Dallas Mavericks for their special brand of championship teamwork a season ago and he pointed out attributes of several players. But, he saved top recognition for NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki -- even if the presid...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  6. Steve Nash pleased old pal won title

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki became fast friends as teammates and as young players they fell just short of making the NBA Finals together in 2003. Since then, Nash has missed a couple of golden-turned-hard-luck chances with the Phoenix S...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  7. Heat didn't watch, but heard banner ceremony

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- It certainly is odd for the loser of the NBA Finals to begin the following season in the champion's house. It's a little awkward, too, considering the pomp and circumstance surrounding the home team's banner raising and final celebration of...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  8. W2W4: Mavericks vs. Heat

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Finally, the banner comes up and the 2011-12 season goes off. If it wasn't a strange enough offseason, followed by a frenzied free agency period and a rushed training camp, the rare occurrence of the two NBA Finals teams meeting in the s...

    Blog | December 25, 2011
  9. With key pieces gone, will zone be back?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks' zone defense was so effective last season -- whether it was early in the year to throw a wrench at teams in crunch time or in the NBA Finals to force the more athletic Miami Heat into a bombs-away approach -- that it w...

    Blog | December 24, 2011
  10. Why Dirk and J-Kidd sat it out

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- After a few huff-and-puff practices last week, Dirk Nowitzki said that Jason Kidd joked to him that the front office was thinking about using the amnesty provision on the 7-foot NBA Finals MVP. Admittedly, Nowitzki was hurting getting th...

    Blog | December 18, 2011
  11. Can these Mavs sling it like title team?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- No team assisted more baskets, on average, last season than the Dallas Mavericks, and only the Houston Rockets averaged as many per game (23.8). By the end of the NBA Finals, the Mavs were being hailed as one of the great selfless, team-...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  12. Dirk Nowitzki happy for Robert Griffin III

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki said he was watching Harry Potter 2 last night and missed the Lamar Odom deal go down. A few hours before that, however, he was tuned into the Heisman Trophy presentation. The NBA Finals MVP and former NBA MVP said he was plea...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  13. Dirk Nowitzki realistic about Dallas Mavericks outlook

    Jeff Caplan

    Dirk Nowitzki keeps a realistic view about the Mavs' future as players leave town.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  14. Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki awaits decisions, confident in 20...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki braces for loss of free agents, confident roster will work

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  15. It's official: Mavs vs. Heat for Christmas

    Jeff Caplan

    Coming Christmas Day, an NBA Finals rematch featuring the Dallas Mavericks against the visiting Miami Heat. The NBA announced the official lineup for Dec. 25, expected to be the opening day for the 2011-12 season assuming all goes as planned with ...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  16. Dallas Mavericks won't receive rings on opening night

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks will raise their banner on opening day, but they won't get to flash any championship bling in front of their Christmas Day opponent and NBA Finals victim, the Miami Heat.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2011