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  1. Sizing up the competition: OKC Thunder

    Jeff Caplan

    Fourth 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. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder Somehow, some way, the Thunder have to be moved out of the...

    Blog | August 23, 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. 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
  4. Booming thunder sends Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers players scur...

    Jeff Caplan

    A sudden and blinding flash of lightning seemingly directly above the Rangers Ballpark lights was followed instantaneously by a sonic-like crash of thunder, sending unsuspecting players, coaches and umpires scurrying.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2012
  5. Long build to title, swift fall from grace

    Jeff Caplan

    It took Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki nearly a dozen years to raise the Dallas Mavericks from the ashes of the 1990s to the pinnacle of the NBA as champions. Just 13 months later, a nearly complete dismantling of the title team has created one of t...

    Blog | July 07, 2012
  6. Source -- Dallas Mavericks turn attention to point guard Ramon Se...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks, in the aftermath of Thursday's stunning departure of point guard Jason Kidd, have reached out for a second time to Ramon Sessions, this time with a starting job to pitch.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  7. Countdown: No. 5 Jason Terry

    Jeff Caplan

    Eleventh in a 15-part series ranking the Mavericks' 2011-12 roster in importance of bringing back next season. What an eight-year ride it's been for Jason Eugene Terry with the Dallas Mavericks. And, dare we say, it's now coming to an end? H...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Would Thunder run be more impressive than Mavs'?

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle had high praise for the Oklahoma City Thunder after being swept out of the first round, and his opinion was likely only reinforced after OKC's impressive dismantling and elimination of the Los Angeles Lakers in fi...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  10. Countdown: No. 11 Brendan Haywood

    Jeff Caplan

    Fifth in a 15-part series ranking the Mavericks' 2011-12 roster in importance of bringing back next season. Every athlete should have it as good as Brendan Haywood. Eleven seasons into a serviceable, yet hardly spectacular career, the 7-footer out...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  11. Rick Carlisle: I see us very active in all 3 areas

    Jeff Caplan

    IRVING, Texas -- During his Game 4 news conference following the first-round sweep to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle raised some already curious eyebrows when he started talking about his time with the club in the past tense...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  12. Rick Carlisle signs new deal to coach Dallas Mavericks

    Jeff Caplan

    Rick Carlisle has signed a new contract with the Mavericks that will keep him in charge for a fifth season and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  13. If Delonte West is gone, it was time too short

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Delonte West, we hardly knew ya. But it wasn't without excitement. West gave us the odd White House scenario in which he either was or wasn't banned from joining the team on its championship visit to President Obama. He provided some wil...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  14. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Dallas Mavericks exclude Lamar Odom from sha...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks players have decided to exclude Lamar Odom from a share of playoff money, a team source confirmed.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  15. 3-pointer: Is Brendan Haywood on way out?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Last week Charles Barkley joined ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Galloway & Co. and said adding Deron Williams alone to complement Dirk Nowitzki won't be enough to return the Dallas Mavericks among the Western Conference contenders. Barkley s...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  16. Jason Terry knows he might have to go

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Terry has been preparing himself all season to let go. It won't be easy. On Saturday night, after the Oklahoma City Thunder ended the Dallas Mavericks' title defense in a sweep, the idea of leaving the Mavs' locker room one last ti...

    Blog | May 06, 2012