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  1. Dallas Mavericks' silly offseason winding down

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks training camp can't get here soon enough after such a silly offseason.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  2. Eduardo Najera's Legends now Mexico's team, too

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- In his home country of Mexico, they call him by one name, Lalo, a common nickname for Eduardo. Yes, Eduardo Najera is beloved in Mexico and it didn't take a turnout of about 200 at news conference there earlier this week to announce his ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  3. Sizing up the competition: L.A. Lakers

    Jeff Caplan

    Last in a series looking at the five teams ahead of the Dallas Mavericks in our early 2012-13 Western Conference rankings and how the revamped Mavs match up. No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers Move along, nothing here to see. Yeah, right. Luxury tax be dam...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  4. Rodrigue Beaubois spending time in the ring?

    Jeff Caplan

    Toughness has never exactly been Rodrigue Beaubois' calling card in his first three seasons. After all, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle used to joke about needing a spatula to scrape the former 185-pounder off the practice floor. Just last Ap...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  5. Eight newcomers sure to spark rotation competition

    Jeff Caplan

    Earlier I took a look at where Brandan Wright will fit into the Dallas Mavericks' revamped roster. That question leads to a larger one of which players will ultimately be on the outside of coach Rick Carlisle's rotation. The mantra under Carlisle ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Positional breakdown: Breakthrough for a rookie?

    Jeff Caplan

    Third in a five-part series examining the re-tooled Dallas Mavericks, position by position. SMALL FORWARD With all of the modifications to the roster this summer, small forward remained virtually unchanged. Shawn Marion, who once fell under the...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  8. Trend could hinder Terry Stotts' candidacy

    Jeff Caplan

    If Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Terry Stotts -- who has 17 years NBA coaching experience that includes four as a head coach -- doesn't land the Portland Trail Blazers job, he can point the finger at Erik Spoelstra. Spoelstra? The champion M...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  9. How do you grade Mark Cuban, Donnie Nelson?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks entered the offseason knowing major roster changes were coming, yet every move would have to wait for and hinge on Deron Williams' decision. When Williams tweeted on the night of July 3 that he would remain with the Brooklyn N...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  10. Mavs assistant Terry Stotts on Blazers' short list

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Terry Stotts interviewed for the Portland Trail Blazers coaching job and is among the final four candidates, according to a report in The Oregonian. The other three finalists are 16-year NBA assistant Elston Turner...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  11. Opinions vary on Mavs' summer moves

    Jeff Caplan

    The grand plan didn't work. Deron Williams, citing his hearty approval of a last-minute trade by the Brooklyn Nets that landed Joe Johnson, isn't coming home. In the weeks that followed, the Dallas Mavericks filled out the 15-man roster with surpr...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  12. Offense bound to change, but will scoring increase?

    Jeff Caplan

    The flow -- as in "flow" offense -- is gone. So what does it mean? For starters, coach Rick Carlisle took back the keys to the offense when point guard Jason Kidd -- who has played 11 more seasons and has 9,902 more assists than the new Dallas Mav...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  13. Should focus shift off Delonte West to a rebounder?

    Jeff Caplan

    Delonte West's unique personality, his, ahem, avant-garde appearance and on-court toughness quickly endeared him to Dallas Mavericks fans as much as to Dirk Nowitzki and fellow Boston Celtics draft pick coach Rick Carlisle. Mavs president of baske...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  14. Darren Collison embraces new challenges

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks have swapped out an aging Pac-10 backcourt with next-generation Pac-12 backcourt. Gone are Jason Kidd (Cal) and Jason Terry (Arizona). In are Darren Collison (UCLA) and O.J. Mayo (USC), a pair of 24-year-olds who are collectivel...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  15. Mavs pencil in O.J. Mayo as starting SG

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks' plan is for their latest acquisition, O.J. Mayo, to start at shooting guard. "That's a Rick (Carlisle) decision, but that's the way it's penciled in, and he can swing back and forth between (point guard) and (shooting guard)," Mavs ...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  16. Is Dallas native C.J. Miles still on Mavs' radar?

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle and free agent C.J. Miles enjoyed sushi together in Manhattan on the first night of free agency. Carlisle, of course, was up there to meet with Deron Williams the next day. Miles news since has been scarce as t...

    Blog | July 16, 2012