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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Suns make winning bid for Luis Scola

    Jeff Caplan

    One amnesty acquisition is enough for now. The Dallas Mavericks got the one they really wanted Friday in Elton Brand. The Rockets amnestied forward Luis Scola, a crafty, below-the-rim, low-post scorer who seemed a difficult fit with Dirk Nowitzki ...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  5. Elton Brand winner to be revealed Friday

    Jeff Caplan

    Will the Dallas Mavericks land Elton Brand in the amnesty waiver process? They'll know in about 24 hours. The winning bid will be revealed after 4 p.m. CT on Friday. Teams under the salary cap, which include the Mavs, Portland Trail Blazers and...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  6. Source -- Ramon Sessions likely to resume contract talks with Dal...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks likely will resume talks with Ramon Sessions on Monday, according to a source close to the situation.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Jason Kidd hopes Mavs deal comes soon

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Kidd won't be playing ball with Deron Williams next season. Now he's focused on getting a deal done to finish out his career with the Dallas Mavericks. "I've always loved playing with Dallas and I'd love to finish my career there," Kidd sai...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  9. Sources: Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin top Mavs' list

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks' point guard priorities are now shifting to 39-year-old former Mav Steve Nash and one-time Mavs Summer League hand Jeremy Lin, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein. Sources, Stein reports, say the Mavs will pursue Nash and the N...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  10. Deron Williams rejects Mavs; now what?

    Jeff Caplan

    Deron Williams, the prized free agent of the summer and the Dallas Mavericks' great hope to pair with Dirk Nowitzki, has opted to re-sign with the newly minted Brooklyn Nets, a coup for a franchise desperately seeking relevance with a star. Willia...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  11. Deron Williams and the decision: The wait is on

    Jeff Caplan

    UPDATE: Hold the phone on everything. Overnight, the Nets and Orlando Magic have re-engaged in trade talks that could send Dwight Howard to Brooklyn, and obviously could have a profound effect on the thinking of prized point guard Deron Williams. ...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  12. Steve Nash will listen if Deron Williams out

    Jeff Caplan

    Steve Nash knows Deron Williams is the Dallas Mavericks' No. 1 free-agent target. Still, the former Mavs point guard will be eager to listen to Dallas' pitch if they strike out with Williams. ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports that a Mavs-Nash sitdown ...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  13. Two more Tar Heels off the board

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Scratch North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall from your wish list. The Phoenix Suns, perhaps worried they'll lose Steve Nash in a matter of days, took the heady Tar Heel. The Mavs were high on him and they could be in their own poi...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  14. Landing big fish causing anxiousness in Big D

    Jeff Caplan

    As Sunday's start to free agency creeps closer, even Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson wasn't afraid to admit that he's gone white-knuckle regarding Deron Williams' long-awaited decision to either be Brooklyn-bound with the N...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  15. Jason Terry knows he might have to go

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Terry has been preparing himself all season to let go. It won't be easy. On Saturday night, after the Oklahoma City Thunder ended the Dallas Mavericks' title defense in a sweep, the idea of leaving the Mavs' locker room one last ti...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  16. Jason Kidd wins NBA Sportsmanship award

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd won the 2011-12 NBA Sportsmanship award, the league announced Thursday morning. The award, designed to honor a player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court, is voted on by NBA playe...

    Blog | May 03, 2012