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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter may return Friday; Dirk Nowitzki o...

    Jeff Caplan

    Originally scheduled to miss only four games with a sore right knee, Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki could possibly be out longer, he said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  5. Countdown: Best-case scenario

    Jeff Caplan

    Picture this: A quarter of a million people cram into downtown Dallas. The Mavericks ride through the streets on floats and wave to the screaming masses. Dirk Nowitzki and his teammates emerge onto the balcony overlooking the American Airlines Center...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  6. Caron Butler visits San Antonio Spurs amid report Richard Jeffers...

    Jeff Caplan

    Caron Bulter met with the Spurs amid a report that San Antonio will cut Richard Jefferson.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  7. Route 66: Five most anticipated games

    Jeff Caplan

    The games come fast and furious once the compressed, 66-game NBA schedule kicks off on Christmas Day. The Dallas Mavericks will play four games in the season's first six days and things really don't let up until the All-Star break in late February. ...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  8. Caron Butler to meet with at least four teams, according to sourc...

    Jeff Caplan

    Caron Butler begins a busy week Monday with at least four visits lined up to teams interested in signing the Mavericks' free-agent forward.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2011
  9. Mavs' weekend free agency roundup

    Jeff Caplan

    Free agency begins to get serious this week as teams can talk directly with players starting at 9 a.m. (CT) Monday. As ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported Sunday, center Tyson Chandler plans Tyson Chandler plans to meet face-to-face this week with offi...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  10. Caron Butler drawing interest but not from Dallas Mavericks yet

    Jeff Caplan

    Unrestricted free agent Caron Butler has received early interest from six teams, but the Dallas Mavericks are not yet one of them, a source said Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2011
  11. Jason Kidd's steals pile up, lead league

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jason Kidd is defying age and, quite frankly, the odds this postseason. He's obviously a steady presence on offense, averaging 10.0 points and 7.5 assists. It's at the other end of the floor where Kidd's performances have been eye-op...

    Blog | May 22, 2011
  12. Run in '06 also went through Gasol, champs

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks' path to their lone NBA Finals appearance in 2006 went through Pau Gasol and the defending champions. Back then Gasol was the star for the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs were seeking a third title with t...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  13. Spurs join Mavs in first-round infamy

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Terry was right. The Mavericks did catch the Spurs, it's just not how Terry had envisioned. The Mavs' sixth man thought the two rivals might eventually meet once again in a rugged postseason showdown. That won't be case after the Zach Randol...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  14. Rick Carlisle showers praise on players

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rick Carlisle is 2-for-2 in taking his teams to the conference finals. He guided the Detroit Pistons and then the Indiana Pacers to the Eastern Conference finals, but fell short each time of the ultimate goal. He gets his second ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  15. Feel-good night for adversity-stung duo

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry have shared plenty of postseason heartache and on Thursday night they both finally got to exhale, if only temporarily, and enjoy a playoff moment. Nowitzki scored a game-high 33 points and had 11 reb...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  16. Dirk wants lead heading to Portland

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki is the leader of the Western Conference's best road team. He has no desire to go to Portland with the series all tied up. "This win means nothing if you lose Game 2," Nowitzki said. "That's what we did last year here." T...

    Blog | April 19, 2011