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  1. Mock breaks out new name for Mavs at No. 17

    Jeff Caplan

    With so many quality power forwards in the draft, the Dallas Mavericks will be in line to nab one that slips through to No. 17. In his latest Mock Draft, Version 9.0, ESPN.com Insider Chad Ford pegs the Mavs taking Kentucky's Terrence Jones. This ...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  2. Will Mavs search for backup PF again?

    Jeff Caplan

    A summer ago the Dallas Mavericks made hard pushes for free-agent power forwards Al Harrington (chose to sign with the Denver Nuggets) and Udonis Haslem (re-signed with the Miami Heat). Obviously, a guy named Dirk Nowitzki has the position pretty ...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  3. Eduardo Najera rejoins Dallas Mavericks as executive, coach of D-...

    Jeff Caplan

    Recently retired Eduardo Najera is taking over as head coach of the D-League Texas Legends with a stake in ownership, and has accepted a significant role in the Dallas Mavericks' front office.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2012
  4. Where does Brandan Wright fit on revamped roster?

    Jeff Caplan

    Brandan Wright's frame, 6-foot-10 and 210 pounds, isn't exactly one of a prototypical NBA center. The Dallas Mavericks knew this last season when they moved the career power forward to the middle. Entering an important contract season, is Wright dest...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  5. Positional breakdown: Adding a Brand name

    Jeff Caplan

    Fourth in a five-part series examining the re-tooled Dallas Mavericks position by position. POWER FORWARD Have the Dallas Mavericks featured a stronger power forward combo since the days of Dirk Nowitzki and Eduardo Najera? Or Maybe it was Dirk a...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  6. Source: Mavs still interested in Luis Scola

    Jeff Caplan

    According to a source, the Dallas Mavericks' acquisition of Elton Brand has not diminished their interest in Houston Rockets amnestied power forward Luis Scola. Scola has three years left on his deal and wouldn't seem an ideal fit on the floor. H...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  7. Mavs get Elton Brand cheaply; plans still in line

    Jeff Caplan

    Elton Brand, welcome to the retooled -- and still-retooling -- Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs on Friday found out they won the bidding for Brand, the 6-foot-8 veteran power forward who was waived via the amnesty clause by the Philadelphia 76ers. He'll...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  8. If bid for Elton Brand wins, work to be done

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks have interest in bidding for Philadelphia power forward Elton Brand, whom the 76ers have chosen to amnesty when the NBA resumes business operations Wednesday. Teams under the salary cap have first crack to bid on amnestied pla...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  9. Fountain of Youth: Ins and outs of Ian Mahinmi

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks backup center Ian Mahinmi started the season like gangbusters. As time went by power forward-turned-center Brandan Wright started eating into the 20.9 minutes a game Mahinmi averaged in January. And then on Monday night at Utah, there wa...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  10. Shawn Marion on role: 'I'm a basketball player'

    Jeff Caplan

    Shawn Marion pulled down a power forward-like 14 rebounds Tuesday night. Down the final stretch, more of those rebounds might actually come from the power forward spot. Marion, averaging 11.0 points and a team-high 7.2 rebounds at small forward, h...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  11. 3-pointer: Yi Jianlian proves he's ready to go

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Yi Jianlian hadn't played meaningful minutes since March 13. He hadn't made more than one bucket since Feb. 29. Rust? Forget that. Rick Carlisle's second-quarter look at a lineup with Brandan Wright at power forward now that Lamar Odo...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  12. W2W4: Murderer's Row and Chris Paul, too

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- On Saturday night, Portland Trail Blazers All-Star reserve LaMarcus Aldridge threw down 33 points and 12 rebounds. Now comes All-Star starter Blake Griffin. "It's Murderer's Row of the power forward position," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle sa...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  13. Yi Jianlian getting a feel for the game

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- One side benefit to Dirk Nowitkzi missing the last four games was it provided opportunity at power forward for Brandan Wright and Yi Jianlian. Wright has displayed some ridiculous skywalking ability, while Yi has shown a soft mid-range j...

    Blog | January 29, 2012
  14. Sean Williams officially signs with Mavs

    Jeff Caplan

    Center/power forward Sean Williams signed his two-year deal with the the Mavericks on Wednesday. The second year is partially guaranteed. The former Mansfield High School star was brought in to fortify the middle behind starter Brendan Haywood. Wi...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  15. Mavs unveil alternate road uniform

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki showed off the Dallas Mavericks' new duds with all the flair and pizazz of, well, a 7-foot power forward. The Mavs are bringing back an alternate road uniform and this one mirrors the green-and-blue alternates with the thro...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  16. Will Mavs be in market for backup PF?

    Jeff Caplan

    If the Dallas Mavericks dip into the free-agent market beyond their own guys seeking deals, they'll be looking for short-term, cheap labor. Whether center Tyson Chandler re-signs or not, the Mavs could be interested in a power forward that can do som...

    Blog | December 02, 2011