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  1. Sizing up the competition: San Antonio Spurs

    Jeff Caplan

    Second 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. 4 San Antonio Spurs Perhaps no team was lavished upon more last season than the Sp...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A Mavs-free Olympics surely suits Mark Cuban

    Jeff Caplan

    The Opening Ceremonies for the Olympic Games in London are under way, and the men's basketball tournament begins Sunday with an intriguing matchup between Team USA and France. From Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's standpoint, he can watch the e...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  5. Source: Mavs have talked to Brazilian center

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks have had talks with Rafael Hettsheimeir but haven't made an offer to the Brazilian center, a source close the situation said Monday. Website Basketeria.com.br (in Portuguese) reported that the Mavs have made an offer to the 6-...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  6. Dirk Nowitzki picks Spurs, praises Pop

    Jeff Caplan

    If Dirk Nowitzki can't play in it, he's darn sure going to watch the Western Conference finals between the Dallas Mavericks' oldest rival and their newest. The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder tip off on Sunday night. Who's Dirk got? ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  7. Mavs pass assist mantle to surging Spurs

    Jeff Caplan

    Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel opened the season by imploring his team to become an unselfish, ball-movement offense like the champion Dallas Mavericks. But when he told his team Sunday prior to its Game 4 against the Miami Heat to pass like cha...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Wild West: Mavs-Thunder rematch grows closer

    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: Idle Dallas can check the San Antonio Spurs off its list of potential first-round playoff foes. The Spur...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  11. Wild West: Nuggets tighten hold on 6th seed

    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: Denver's second-half blowout of Orlando on Sunday moved it a half-game ahead of Dallas for the No. 6 see...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  12. The race for the sixth seed, or is it seventh?

    Jeff Caplan

    UPDATED: 9 a.m., Friday. The Dallas Mavericks clinched a playoff berth Thursday with New Orleans' win over Houston. Now attention turns strictly to seeding and matchups. With the Mavs (35-28) -- back in action tonight for their home finale agai...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  13. Lamar Odom's dropoff third-worst this season

    Jeff Caplan

    Lamar Odom's awful season will eventually be forgiven around here, especially if the Mavericks can put together a spirited title defense in a couple of weeks. But it's likely it won't be forgotten for some time. That's how pitiful his four months ...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  14. Wild West: Mavs, Rockets, Nuggets deadlocked

    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: Utah's win at Houston, plus Denver's home win over the Timberwolves has the Mavs, Rockets and Nuggets al...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  15. Old friend Laron Profit spurs Lamar Odom

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Lamar Odom received fashion advice and a little life advice, too, prior to Tuesday's game against the Houston Rockets, Odom's first game back since home fans booed him last week, and his first chance at redemption from an awful week on the ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  16. W2W4: Tony Parker's out; Shawn Marion's back

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks could be catching San Antonio at a good time. The Spurs are never easy to beat at home -- they're 18-4 -- but it certainly doesn't hurt to roll in on a night when leading scorer Tony Parker won't be in the lineup. Parker strained a h...

    Blog | March 23, 2012