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  1. Dirk: Jose Calderon is our starter

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Coach Rick Carlisle refused to discuss whether he'd consider starting Devin Harris instead of Jose Calderon in Game 2, using his stock line about revealing his lineup 16 minutes before tip. However, Dirk Nowitzki readily declared about 5...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. Starters should be on short leash vs. Nuggets

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Get the short leashes ready, Rick Carlisle. After a loss that was a defensive debacle in Denver earlier this month, Carlisle declared that he made a drastic mistake by not pulling his starters after it was apparent that they weren't read...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 113, Pistons 102

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks moved to 11 games over .500 with a 113-102 win over the Detroit Pistons. How it happened: Dirk Nowitzki had a routine night for him and three other Mavs starters had double-doubles. Nowitzki scored 24 points on 9-of-19 shoo...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 105, Grizzlies 91

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks cruised to a 105-91 win over a Memphis Grizzlies team missing three starters. How it happened: There was really never much doubt. The Mavs led by double digits most of the game and responded when Memphis made a run t...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  5. Who should Mavs start at center?

    Tim MacMahon

    Samuel Dalembert is in the doghouse. DeJuan Blair is listed at 6-foot-7. Brandan Wright is coming off of injury and has never been a full-time starter. Who should coach Rick Carlisle start at center? That was a game-to-game decision last season...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  6. Calderon goes through shootaround, will be game-time decision

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Mavericks point guard Jose Calderon is officially a game-time decision for Tuesday night's matchup with the Charlotte Bobcats, but he worked with the starters during the morning shootaround. Calderon missed Saturday's loss to the Minneso...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 103, Jazz 93

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: It wasn't quite the dominant performance a playoff contender should want against a team collecting pingpong balls, but it was a win for the Dallas Mavericks. Ideally, the Mavs starters could have spent the fourth quarter icing the...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  8. Opening Tip: Mavs' newcomers work with Dirk

    Tim MacMahon

    Coach Rick Carlisle responded with a blanket statement when asked about how well the Mavericks' new starters have immediately meshed with Dirk Nowitzki. "There's no player that's ever played in this league that wouldn't be a better player if he's ...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  9. Decent debut for Gal Mekel in 'deep end'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Ready or not, rookie point guard Gal Mekel got thrown right into the starting lineup. It's not like coach Rick Carlisle had much choice than to go with the Israeli import. Starter Jose Calderon is nursing a tight hamstring that will keep...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  10. Free-agent PGs: Search for Plan B starter

    Tim MacMahon

    The first in ESPNDallas.com's position-by-position series previewing the free agency market that opens July 1. Barring a one-in-a-million type of miracle, the Mavericks must move on to Plan B. With Doc Rivers re-locating to Los Angeles, Chris P...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  11. 3-pointer: Coach praises off-target O.J. Mayo

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Coach Rick Carlisle couldn't stop raving about one of his starters after Saturday's stunning comeback win over the Chicago Bulls. No, it wasn't Dirk Nowitzki, the dude who scored eight of his season-high-tying 35 points in the final 54 se...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  12. Darren Collison best suited as a backup?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Darren Collison is one of the NBA's best backup point guards. That's a backhanded compliment to a 25-year-old who entered the final season of his rookie contract determined to prove that he was a solid starter in this league. That, how...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  13. 3-pointer: Elton Brand delivers big off bench

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Raise your hand if you thought Elton Brand was done. You were wrong. Brand admittedly had a tough transition to being a bench player after arriving in Dallas via amnesty waivers and getting off to a slow start as a starter, but he's s...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  14. 3-pointer: Dirk Nowitzki 'still a work in progress'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki is a starter again, but he's not a savior. That's not a realistic expectation for a 34-year-old with a patchwork supporting cast at any point. And Nowitzki certainly isn't ready to put the franchise on his back again yet. ...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  15. Dirk Nowitzki hopes to show home fans he can still play

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - There's a pretty good chance that Dirk Nowitzki will be announced with the Mavs' starting five for the first time this season Saturday night. There's a very good chance Nowitzki, who practiced with the starters Friday for the first time s...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  16. Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks practices with starters for fir...

    Tim MacMahon

    Dirk Nowitzki practiced with the Dallas Mavericks' starters Friday for the first time this season, a significant step in the process of resuming his regular role.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2013