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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. Should Shawn Marion be a leading DPOY candidate?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The NBA has issued the Defensive Player of the Year award since the 1982-83 season. In the 1988-89 season the league might as well have renamed it the Defensive Big Man of the Year award. Five of the six first winners were guards as dimi...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  3. Defensive task taking toll on Shawn Marion

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- If anyone needs the All-Star break, it's Shawn Marion. Badly. The man is exhausted. After successfully chasing Kobe Bryant for 37 minutes Wednesday night, the latest in a mammoth, eight-game defensive grinder, Marion, the lone Dallas Mav...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  4. Dallas Mavericks' Shawn Marion likely will shadow New York Knicks...

    Jeff Caplan

    Shawn Marion's shutdown defense gets its next test with Jeremy Lin.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2012
  5. W2W4: These Wolves are no longer pups

    Jeff Caplan

    After stringing together a few wins after the Dallas Mavericks stumbled to a 1-4 start following an embarrassing 15-love skunking to end their New Year's Day loss at Minnesota, Jason Terry had this to say: "The loss to Minnesota was our wake-up call...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  6. Week ahead: Tough road for team on a skid

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks came limping home from Cleveland with a three-game losing skid, their first since opening the season with three straight losses. With a rare three-game break to rest their weary bones, the Dallas Mavericks look forward to a rare ...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  7. W2W4: Mavs' D looks to get it back together

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS --In their seven home games prior to Wednesday's 15-point loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Dallas Mavericks allowed an average of just 80.1 points a game. And then Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love paced the T'Wolves to 105 points, dropping...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  8. Dirk Nowitzki leading the charge all that matters

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- In about 12 hours Dirk Nowitzki will address the media with something of his own state of the union. The Dallas Mavericks can only hope their chief is ready to put down the TV mic and get back to his real job. Until he does, and until he...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  9. At the half: Mavs 54, Timberwolves 52

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks opened the second quarter with Roddy Beaubois, Jason Terry, Brian Cardinal, Brandan Wright and Ian Mahinmi, and they started 9-of-11 from the floor and opened a 14-point lead. With Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter inju...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  10. W2W4: Love and Rubio make Wolves tough

    Jeff Caplan

    Only the 0-3 record screams Minnesota Timberwolves. But, ask the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat how easy it was pull a victory from the teeth of these new and improved Wolves. Rick Adelman has a a young, talented and intriguing cast to mold,...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  11. Week ahead: Nuggets, OKC, Raps and J.J.

    Jeff Caplan

    The 2011-12 season has lifted off and the high-speed ride has only just begun. Following Sunday's Christmas Day opener that included a rousing championship banner-raising ceremony, there is no time to even exhale. About 27 hours after the players ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  12. J.J. Barea's job a big one with T'Wolves

    Jeff Caplan

    Ricky Rubio meet J.J. Barea, and take good notes. Learn about heart, sweat and guts. Learn how to deal with adversity in the no-mercy NBA. Learn how to overcome. Learn how to be a winner. Why else do you think the Minnesota Timberwolves outbid ...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  13. Route 66: Easiest stretch of games

    Jeff Caplan

    There aren't many portions of the 66-game schedule that can be described as "easy," mostly because of the frequency of games and because the Western Conference -- which accounts for 48 games -- is still pretty darn tough. But there is a favorable ...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  14. On would-be opening night, Mavericks left waiting to see when the...

    Jeff Caplan

    On a night when the Mavericks should be raising their banner, the AAC will be dark.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2011
  15. Mark Cuban sweet talks Ricky Rubio

    Jeff Caplan

    So, Mark Cuban has a crush on Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio, who was drafted the by Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009, but still hasn't played for them as he prefers to play in sunny Barcelona instead of chilly Minny. Rubio doesn't want to live in ...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  16. Where does Roddy rank in Year of the Guard?

    Jeff Caplan

    Say this for Roddy Beaubois: Of the seven rookie guards whose teams made the playoffs, none came close to his rate of postseason points per minutes played. OK, so the Dallas Mavericks' youngster from Guadeloupe logged 21 of his 31 total playoff mi...

    Blog | May 07, 2010