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  1. New Mavs will take it to the rack more

    Jeff Caplan

    To suggest that the Dallas Mavericks' new backcourt combo of point guard Darren Collison and shooting guard O.J. Mayo will attack the rim with greater frequency than the old guard of Jason Kidd and Jason Terry is like saying Dirk Nowitzki is tall. It...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  2. Sizing up the competition: Denver Nuggets

    Jeff Caplan

    First 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. 5 Denver Nuggets George Karl's group plays it fast and loose and likes to have fu...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  3. Vince Carter takes reins as old man of the squad

    Jeff Caplan

    Vince Carter used to leap the tallest centers in a single bound and dunk on their heads. Those days are long gone except for the occasional rev-up Carter can still breathtakingly pull off in any given game. "I'm not really into trying to jump over...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  4. Eight newcomers sure to spark rotation competition

    Jeff Caplan

    Earlier I took a look at where Brandan Wright will fit into the Dallas Mavericks' revamped roster. That question leads to a larger one of which players will ultimately be on the outside of coach Rick Carlisle's rotation. The mantra under Carlisle ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  5. Positional breakdown: Breakthrough for a rookie?

    Jeff Caplan

    Third in a five-part series examining the re-tooled Dallas Mavericks, position by position. SMALL FORWARD With all of the modifications to the roster this summer, small forward remained virtually unchanged. Shawn Marion, who once fell under the...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  6. Positional breakdown: O.J. Mayo is served

    Jeff Caplan

    Second in a five-part series examining the re-tooled Dallas Mavericks position by position. SHOOTING GUARD Since the days of Michael Finley, the Mavs have mostly lacked size and athleticism at the 2-guard. Jason Terry, of course, is a tremendous ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  7. Positional breakdown: Starting over at PG

    Jeff Caplan

    First in a five-part series examining the re-tooled Dallas Mavericks position by position. POINT GUARD Talk about out with the old and in with the new. It wasn't without trying to keep the status quo; the Mavericks thought they had Jason Kidd l...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  8. What's it mean?: High draft picks line roster

    Jeff Caplan

    When Elton Brand sets up shop at his new Dallas Mavericks locker, he and Shawn Marion will certainly reminisce about the 1999 NBA draft, surely the way Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter have about the '98 draft. Drafts are always fun to look back on ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  9. Meet the 2012-13 Mavericks

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks -- better known as Combo Guard U. -- appear to have their roster set for the 2012-13 season. So who are these guys anyway? Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion are the only key contributors from the 2011 title team still on the r...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  10. 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
  11. One and done?: The year-to-year star search

    Jeff Caplan

    Fans will forever fall in love with players on their hometown teams. At times, the free agency era can really mess that up because players don't always stick around long enough for fans to fully invest their emotions, or they do and get disappointed....

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  12. Age only a number?: Mavs' is going down

    Jeff Caplan

    Save the AARP jokes for the Boston Celtics. They no longer apply to the Dallas Mavericks, who sported the league's oldest roster a season ago. Last season, the Mavs relied most on their senior-most players: Jason Kidd at 39, Vince Carter at 35, Ja...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  13. Mavs pencil in O.J. Mayo as starting SG

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks' plan is for their latest acquisition, O.J. Mayo, to start at shooting guard. "That's a Rick (Carlisle) decision, but that's the way it's penciled in, and he can swing back and forth between (point guard) and (shooting guard)," Mavs ...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  14. Is there room for Delonte West?

    Jeff Caplan

    With Monday's contract agreement with O.J. Mayo, the Dallas Mavericks are effectively stockpiling combo guards. Of the 11 players soon to be under contract, plus three rookies to get to 14, six are guards. And that doesn't include Vince Carter, wh...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  15. Mavs look younger, more athletic and versatile

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks are a vastly different team from the 2011 champions. Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion are the only key players remaining from that South Beach-conquering squad of just 13 months ago. These revamped Mavs, now with 11 players set ...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  16. Is Dallas native C.J. Miles still on Mavs' radar?

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle and free agent C.J. Miles enjoyed sushi together in Manhattan on the first night of free agency. Carlisle, of course, was up there to meet with Deron Williams the next day. Miles news since has been scarce as t...

    Blog | July 16, 2012