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  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. Positional breakdown: O.J. Mayo is served

    Jeff Caplan

    Second in a five-part series examining the re-tooled Dallas Mavericks position by position. SHOOTING GUARD Since the days of Michael Finley, the Mavs have mostly lacked size and athleticism at the 2-guard. Jason Terry, of course, is a tremendous ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Offense bound to change, but will scoring increase?

    Jeff Caplan

    The flow -- as in "flow" offense -- is gone. So what does it mean? For starters, coach Rick Carlisle took back the keys to the offense when point guard Jason Kidd -- who has played 11 more seasons and has 9,902 more assists than the new Dallas Mav...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  8. Source -- O.J. Mayo agrees to multiyear deal with Dallas Maverick...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks and shooting guard O.J. Mayo have agreed to a multiyear deal, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  9. Jason Terry surprised Dallas Mavericks didn't match Boston Celtic...

    Jeff Caplan

    When the Celtics made a three-year, $15 million offer and the Dallas Mavericks didn't match, Jason Terry said he was ready to take off for Boston.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  10. What about Rodrigue Beaubois, Dominique Jones?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks will get a player in the first round of the draft for a third time in four years. They hope tonight's No. 17 pick can be inserted directly into the rotation next season. But what about the futures of the previous two first-rou...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  11. 2012 NBA Draft -- Dallas Mavericks have had share of hits, misses...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks have a history of hits, misses and worse on NBA draft day.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2012
  12. Countdown: No. 12 Dominique Jones

    Jeff Caplan

    Fourth in a 15-part series ranking the Mavericks' 2011-12 roster in importance of bringing back next season. Will the lasting impression of Dominique Jones as a Dallas Maverick be the "2011" neck tattoo with the Larry O'Brien Trophy serving as the...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  13. Rick Carlisle joins new competition committee

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle is one of three NBA head coaches on the newly restructured competition committee announced by the league Wednesday. Carlisle, the current president of the NBA Coaches Association, joins Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  14. Left behind: Dominique Jones off radar?

    Jeff Caplan

    When Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson agreed to send $3 million to the Memphis Grizzlies to move into the first round and grab South Florida combo guard Dominique Jones in the 2010 draft, the move was greeted with excitement. "We are excited to add Do...

    Blog | May 09, 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. 3-pointer: Playoff realities are hitting hard

    Jeff Caplan

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Mavericks' locker room was as solemn Saturday night as at any point since the Game 6 loss at San Antonio to end the 2010-11 season. Reality set in after the 94-89 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, a game Dallas fell behind 26-6 ...

    Blog | April 08, 2012