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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. 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
  3. W2W4: Take sting out of Hornets early

    Jeff Caplan

    This is what Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said about his team hanging tough at Utah and taking down the Jazz at the end: "It's as good a win as we have had all year for a lot of reasons. Number 1, what we have been through the last couple of...

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  4. Mavs putting in extra practice time

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- When a team comes off back-to-back games the following day is typically one designated to rest the body. Players who need treatment come to the arena and there might be a film session, but there is typically no structured practice on the co...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  5. Week ahead: Thunder, Spurs on the docket

    Jeff Caplan

    Going 1-4 through the first eight days of the 2011-12 season, the Dallas Mavericks can look forward to a relatively light week in this NBA -- only four games in seven nights followed by two much-needed days 0f rest. The other good news? The Phoeni...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  6. Dallas Mavericks' Lamar Odom on Los Angeles Lakers -- I felt a li...

    Jeff Caplan

    Lamar Odom said that the Los Angeles Lakers' decision to package him in a deal hurt, but it was not being informed that the trade was in place that ultimately severed the relationship and landed the forward with the Dallas Mavericks.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2011
  7. Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on Lamar Odom addition

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on the addition of Lamar Odom: "We may have the best forward trio in this league right now. And that's exciting."

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2011
  8. Jason Kidd returns, but will he sit Monday?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Kidd returned Sunday night and paced a rare fast start for the Dallas Mavericks in a 115-90 romp over a half-hearted Phoenix Suns outfit. Now, will Kidd play Monday night at Houston? Not sure. "We'll talk about it," Kidd said. "...

    Blog | April 10, 2011
  9. Where will the Mavs finish?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The No. 2 seed is all but history and the Dallas Mavericks, who just days ago figured to be locked into the No. 3 seed, are being challenged by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Does it matter which seed the Mavs ultimately end up with? Only th...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  10. Jason Kidd will get some needed rest

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Terry and Jason Kidd are the only Dallas Mavericks that can still play in all 82 games this season. It appears coach Rick Carlisle will make sure his 17-year point guard does not. Kidd, who has missed fewer than a half-dozen games ...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  11. Final five games: Do they matter?

    Jeff Caplan

    Teams always talk about carrying momentum into the playoffs. Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry did just that before the just-completed six-game road trip. Having lost three in a row and with a .500 record in their last 16 games, momentum isn't exactly su...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  12. Mavs-Lakers: Breaking down the final 14

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers begin the final 14 games of the season Friday night tied for the Western Conference's No. 2 seed with 48-20 records. Which team has the upper hand to claim the seed, which grants homecourt advantage in a po...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  13. Potential playoff foes lined up over final 16

    Jeff Caplan

    During the Dallas Mavericks' recent five-game stretch, they are 2-0 against teams they will never face in the postseason and 0-3 against teams they very well could face beginning next month in a best-of-7 series. Losses to the Memphis Grizzlies, N...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  14. 26 to go: Breaking them down

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks are one of four teams with 40 wins, yet the only one with a lone All-Star. They are 10 wins away from an 11th consecutive season with at least 50 wins. They are in second place in the Western Conference, six games behind the S...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  15. Streak busters: Mavs look to do it again

    Jeff Caplan

    MIAMI -- The Dallas Mavericks might be the last team the Miami Heat want to see. Riding a 12-game win streak, the Heat play host tonight to the team that's stopped five separate streaks in barely the first two months of the season. The Heat have w...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  16. Breakdown: Will Mavs make it another 50?

    Jeff Caplan

    The NBA handed the Dallas Mavericks a schedule that divides the season into two distinct halves: The home portion followed by the away portion. The Mavs will play 19 of their first 31 games at American Airlines Center, but will be put to the test ...

    Blog | August 11, 2010