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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Jeff Van Gundy on season: Let's play two

    Jeff Caplan

    Part II of the Jeff Van Gundy interview from Monday's media teleconference focused on the compacted 66-game schedule. I asked him about the challenges facing Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, particularly in handling a mostly veteran roster and e...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Mavs-Thunder for a pair in preseason?

    Jeff Caplan

    The expectation is that teams will play two preseason games against one nearby opponent, one at home and one away. With the proximity of San Antonio and Houston, it would seem the Spurs and Rockets will hook up, which would then make perfect sense...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  10. Schedule to be heavy in-conference

    Jeff Caplan

    The NBA's 66-game schedule will run from Dec. 25 - April 26 and will include 48 conference games, according to a league source in this ESPN report. Teams will play about two more games per month, according to the report, and each team will play a ...

    Blog | November 27, 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. 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
  14. 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
  15. Can Mavs-by-committee slay powers?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- As the Carmelo Anthony trade advanced the NBA's trend toward super-alliances, the Dallas Mavericks, despite their long-stated desire to pair a superstar with Dirk Nowitzki, have settled, rather successfully, for a counter approach. Among...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  16. Mavs try to become fourth team to 40

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks wrap up the pre-All-Star portion of the schedule tonight in Phoenix trying to join the San Antonio Spurs (46-9), Boston Celtics (40-14) and Miami Heat (41-15) as the only teams to go into the break with at least 40 wins. Th...

    Blog | February 17, 2011