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  1. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Dallas Mavericks exclude Lamar Odom from sha...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks players have decided to exclude Lamar Odom from a share of playoff money, a team source confirmed.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  2. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkin...

    Jeff Caplan

    Oklahoma City Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins will miss the remainder of Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks Saturday after leaving in the first quarter with a right hip strain.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2012
  3. Derek Fisher says former teammate Lamar Odom damaged reputation t...

    Jeff Caplan

    Derek Fisher said Lamar Odom has damaged his reputation among fans and NBA teams with his Mavs flameout this season, but that the forward is working to repair his personal life and is hopeful to return to the league next season.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Thunder 95, Mavs 79

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- How it happened: Oklahoma City built a 15-point lead in the first and second quarters, and the Mavericks could never keep a run going long enough to make it a game. The defending champions are truly up against it, down 3-0. To avoid a hu...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  5. Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd to sit out regular-season finale

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd, the fourth-oldest player in the league this season and the oldest set to enter the postseason, will do so with at least seven full days of rest.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Playoff foe?: Metta World Peace suspended 7 games

    Jeff Caplan

    If the Dallas Mavericks face the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs, they won't see forward Metta World Peace until a potential Game 7. The NBA on Tuesday night punished World Peace with a seven-game suspension for his vicious e...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  8. Playoff foe: Brandan Wright's Laker dilemma

    Jeff Caplan

    Players always say they don't care who they face to open the playoffs. Don't believe it. Brandan Wright, for one, knows which one of the three options still open he wants no part of when he makes his postseason debut this weekend, and for good rea...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Lakers would be horrible first-round matchup for Dall...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Lakers would be a horrible first-round playoff matchup for the Mavericks.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2012
  10. Injury would be blow to Rodrigue Beaubois

    Jeff Caplan

    This is a bad time for Rodrigue Beaubois to be dealing with an injury. A year ago, the third-year guard re-injured his left foot in the regular-season finale and missed the entire postseason. Now he's trying to earn a permanent spot in the playoff...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  11. Week ahead: Will it be postseason or golf season?

    Jeff Caplan

    And you thought last week was important? This week very well could mean make or break. Postseason or golf season. Four games in six days. Three on the road. "Every game now is going to be of even more significant importance," Mavericks coach Ri...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  12. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban not worried about Dirk Nowitzki...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has no long-term concerns about Dirk Nowitzki's right knee and suggested the 7-footer could miss more than four games if necessary -- and that other players could be held out of games as the compacted schedule unfolds.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2012
  13. Mike Brown, Dirk Nowitzki downplay revenge, rivalry

    Jeff Caplan

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Revenge and a renewed rivalry as the Dallas Mavericks face the Los Angeles Lakers tonight for the first time since the playoff sweep, are not high on anybody's agenda. Both teams lost key players from last season's teams and ...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  14. Is defensive switch at PG still an option?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks made tremendous use of switching their guards' defensive assignments last season and particularly so in playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat. At a rugged, 6-foot-4, but having los...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  15. J.J. Barea is important piece to re-sign

    Jeff Caplan

    With so much free-agent talk revolving around the Dallas Mavericks' must, as in must re-sign Tyson Chandler, there's no time to lose focus on the overall importance of the young man named J.J. Barea. The 2011 playoffs served as a breakout party fo...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  16. 2011 NBA playoffs: Dallas Mavericks ready to grasp opportunity af...

    Jeff Caplan

    Veteran Mavs know titles are hard to come by and want to take advantage.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2011