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  1. 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
  2. Mavs enter Phase 1 of roster reconstruction

    Jeff Caplan

    "I don't think that we're going to come out of this draft with an impact starter on this team next year, but we absolutely will come out of this draft with a player that can be a rotation player for us whether it's next year or in a year or two remai...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  3. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkin...

    Jeff Caplan

    Oklahoma City Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins will miss the remainder of Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks Saturday after leaving in the first quarter with a right hip strain.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2012
  4. Dallas Mavericks' Shawn Marion (knee) sits out first game of seas...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion's sore left knee will finally take him out of the lineup at the worst time Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2012
  5. Rajon Rondo suspended, will sit tonight

    Jeff Caplan

    The Boston Celtics will likely be without two starters for tonight's game against the Mavericks. The league announced a two-game suspension for starting point guard Rajon Rondo for his actions Sunday night in a loss at Detroit. Rondo, who will mis...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  6. Turnovers torch Mavs as Knicks rally

    Jeff Caplan

    NEW YORK -- Turnover talk entering Sunday's game was targeted on Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin and the 45 he's had as a starter. He coughed up seven more, but the Mavericks didn't make them count because they went turnover-for-turnover with the Kn...

    Blog | February 19, 2012
  7. W2W4: Murderer's Row and Chris Paul, too

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- On Saturday night, Portland Trail Blazers All-Star reserve LaMarcus Aldridge threw down 33 points and 12 rebounds. Now comes All-Star starter Blake Griffin. "It's Murderer's Row of the power forward position," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle sa...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  8. Dirk Nowitzki drops to 4th in final AS voting

    Jeff Caplan

    Dirk Nowitzki never had a chance to make the All-Star game as a starter. Fans quickly decided that Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and rising force Blake Griffin would represent the Western Conference squad as the starting forwards. Nowitz...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  9. Mavs make change to starting lineup

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks opened the second half Sunday trailing the Miami Heat by 21 points and with a new starter at shooting guard. Delonte West, brought in to be Jason Kidd's backup, replaced Vince Carter, who had three points and three foul...

    Blog | December 25, 2011
  10. Vince Carter to start at shooting guard?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- It really shouldn't come as breaking news Vince Carter is announced as the Dallas Mavericks' starter at shooting guard Sunday afternoon at the American Airlines Center. Coach Rick Carlisle did everything possible to keep Jason Terry as t...

    Blog | December 24, 2011
  11. Sean Williams officially signs with Mavs

    Jeff Caplan

    Center/power forward Sean Williams signed his two-year deal with the the Mavericks on Wednesday. The second year is partially guaranteed. The former Mansfield High School star was brought in to fortify the middle behind starter Brendan Haywood. Wi...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  12. A surprise starter at shooting guard

    Jeff Caplan

    As expected, Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd are in the starting lineup tonight for the second and final preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. And starting at shooting guard is not Vince Carter, but Dominique Jones. The second-year combo ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  13. Mavs in the market for a big man?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks have two roster spots available to add players on veteran minimum contracts. The top priority is to bolster the center position currently manned by starter Brendan Haywood and backup Ian Mahinmi, with a dash of Brandan Wright, La...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  14. Will Heat begin to physically wear on Mavs?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks' bench depth is shrinking and their starters played heavy minutes in Game 3. Will mental stress and physical fatigue become factors as tonight's Game 4 wears on, especially if the Mavs find themselves once again digging...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  15. NBA Finals 2011: Dallas Mavericks stars Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs stars Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd lobbied coach Rick Carlisle and owner Mark Cuban late in the season to re-insert DeShawn Stevenson into the starting lineup.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2011
  16. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Dallas Mavericks' Rodrigue Beaubois sits Game ...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Rodrigue Beaubois, a starter until being benched in the regular-season finale, did not play in Saturday night's first-round Game 1 against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a sprained left foot.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2011