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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Can Peja Stojakovic be the real X factor?

    Jeff Caplan

    HOUSTON -- Young Rodrigue Beaubois was the anticipated X factor. Perhaps veteran Peja Stojakovic can be the real one for the Dallas Mavericks. Between his six-game injury absence in March and some sporadic playing time of late, sometimes one can f...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  5. Seeds Nos. 2-8 still in play in final week

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- What a crazy week, and more is on the way as the NBA heads into the final week of regular-season basketball. We had Denver Nuggets coach George Karl publicly request a playoff meeting with the Dallas Mavericks over the Oklahoma City Thun...

    Blog | April 10, 2011
  6. Where will Mavs fit Corey Brewer?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Don't get used to seeing Corey Brewer in the starting lineup. They lanky, 6-foot-9 small forward got his first start of his Dallas Mavericks career Friday -- at shooting guard -- and did not disappoint. He played alongside the ever-strug...

    Blog | April 09, 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Odds and ends before playing two in L.A.

    Jeff Caplan

    After a day of R & R in Phoenix on Monday and a practice in the desert today, the Dallas Mavericks will take their four-game winning streak to Los Angeles for the second set of three consecutive back-to-backs on this season-long, six game road tr...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  11. Mavs persevere, but kinks persist

    Jeff Caplan

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle called Saturday's 94-77 win against a depleted Utah Jazz team that led 70-68 with 6:21 to play a "great game." In this case, great is relative. "I felt like we were watching the NCAA tourna...

    Blog | March 27, 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. 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
  14. Bench lifts offense in Mavs' time of need

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- It's no coincidence that the Dallas Mavericks' bench has been on fire as the team has recorded consecutive season-highs of 112 and 111 points in their last two games. Dallas' reserves have scored half of the team's two-game total, includ...

    Blog | January 29, 2011
  15. 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
  16. Another strange day reshuffles West deck

    Jeff Caplan

    Sunday saw more crazy finishes in the Western Conference that scrambled the seedings of the bottom three teams and again made the standings a must-see this morning. The insanity started with the Portland Trail Blazers holding off the Lakers in L.A...

    Blog | April 11, 2010