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Caron Butler

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    December 28, 2011

    No, Really, Mavs Fans. It'll Be OK. We Think.

    That sound you just heard? That was any and all illogically bloated expectations for the Mavericks' season hitting the ground with a thud. This isn't your typical championship defense. The Mavs made it clear in the off-season that they weren't content to merely bring back all of the components of ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    The NBA Lockout is (Almost) Over. Here's What the Mavs Need to Do Before Christmas Day.

    Editor's note: Rob Mahoney writes about the Mavericks on his ESPN-affiliated blog The Two Man Game and about basketball for The New York Times's Off the Dribble blog. Presumably his New York Times bio will henceforth note that he now writes about the Mavericks for Unfair Park. Hark: The NBA season ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest: "I'm Not Sure If People Really Care Like They Used To."

    ​A Tribe Called Quest is without a doubt one of the most hailed groups in the storied past of hip-hop. And 2011 marks an important cathartic time for the group as we look back 20 years to the date that the group released its seminal album, The Low End Theory. This year also saw the release of ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    The Mavericks Finally Fought Back, and They Have the Title to Prove It

    Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs shed labels and the Miami Heat on the way to their first NBA championship.

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    June 10, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.10.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *In 31 years of basketball, the Dallas Mavericks have won a combined (regular season and playoffs) 1,349 games. One more in Miami either Sunday or Tuesday and they are NBA Champions. *Histor ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Final Destinations: 2

    Mavericks revenge is a dish best served with Heat.

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    May 13, 2011

    Whitt's End: 5.13.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Went and watched the American professional debut of Cuban defector/Rangers' prospect Leonys Martin last night in Frisco. In a word, wow! With his father and agent in the stands at Dr Pepper ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.29.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Most surprising thing about Cowboys first-round draft pick Tyron Smith? According to scout Walter Juliff, he's related to a former Cowboy with the same last name. Goes by the nam ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.8.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So Nuggets coach George Karl wants some of the Mavs, huh? "If we had to pick and choose, we would probably say 55 percent Dallas and 45 percent Oklahoma City," he says of his preferred ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Whitt's End: 3.18.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Couple weeks ago I circled tonight's Mavs-Spurs game at American Airlines Center in anticipation. Now? No biggie. After dropping games it should've won to Memphis, New Orleans and Portland, ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    March 3, 2011

    Mavericks Getting a Teeny Tiny Bit of Help for Stretch Run with Corey Brewer

    Corey Brewer​Don't get too giddy if and when the Dallas Mavericks sign free-agent forward Corey Brewer today. Decent player at both ends of the court, but it's basically one more attempt to fill in the gaps left by the absence of Caron Butler. Maybe with the additions of Peja Stojakov ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    At the NBA Trade Deadline, Mavs are All Good. No ... Thanks?

    ​I don't expect a Dallas Mavericks' deal before this afternoon's 2 o'clock NBA trade deadline. Couple of reasons. First and foremost, the Mavs are 41-16 after last night's thumping of the short-handed Utah Jazz and have won 14 of 15 since Dirk Nowitzki's sprained knee healed. ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Devin Harris Back From New Jersey? Fuhgeddaboudit

    ​I never wanted Devin Harris to leave the Dallas Mavericks in the first place. Now, as we get all frenzied nearing tomorrow's NBA trade deadline, I'm not sure I want him back. And you don't either. Unless, that is, you think he's the missing piece that will help this version of the ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    A Tale of Two Trades: How the Mavs and Stars are Affected by 'Melo and Neal

    ​The Dallas Mavericks got better today. The Dallas Stars? Hmm. With the trading of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the New York Knicks, you can cross the Denver Nuggets off the list of NBA Western Conference powers in this spring's playoffs. Raymond Felton is a decent point guard and ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.18.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Coming to you today live from the Daytona 500. Literally. I awoke this morn -- as did hundreds of thousands of NASCAR fans -- to the public address blaring first, at precisely 6 a.m. "We ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.11.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Finally some good news for Texas Rangers fans. After whiffing on Cliff Lee and having face-of-the-franchise Michael Young demand a trade, locking up Josh Hamilton for two years relieves some ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    January 26, 2011

    Brendan Haywood Finds a Way to Stop Blake Griffin; Mavs Win

    ​Blake Griffin had one highlight - his NBA-leading 100th dunk of the season off an alley-oop in the first quarter. But for the most part Tuesday night at American Airlines Center, it was same ol' Clippers. And same ol' Mavericks. Which meant, of course, Dallas 112, Los Angeles 105. The Clippe ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Mavs Win; Jason Kidd Scores; Jason Terry Gets Carried Away

    ​Landmark win by your Dallas Mavericks last night at American Airlines Center, 109-100, over the Los Angeles Lakers? Maybe. But, eh, probably not. Most important, it broke a six-game losing streak. But it also lets them boast this achievement: Wins this season over the Spurs, Celtics, H ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    With an Unrealistic Shot at Reaching the Summit, the Mavs Have Stopped Climbing

    ​I'm fascinated by Mount Everest and absolutely bow down to those who have reached its peak. It remains at the, ahem, top of my bucket list. Watching the Dallas Mavericks lose again yesterday -- this time to the lowly 15-26 Detroit Pistons by 14 -- I'm left to equate their demise (that's six ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    January 5, 2011

    Caron Butler's Injury Doesn't End the Mavs' Season, But it Alters Expectations

    ​When Tony Romo broke his collar bone on October 25, the Dallas Cowboys' season was kaput. When Caron Butler tore a tendon in his knee on January 1, it may not have ended the Dallas Mavericks' season but certainly the bar has been lowered. What ended as such a promising 2010 ha ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    The Mavs Are Cratering. And, Yep, the Butler Did Indeed Do It.

    ​So me and Charles Barkley call the Dallas Mavericks the best team in the NBA, but when I come back from vacation the whole thing's in shambles. What the what?! I believe when I left they were 23-5 and had just completed a season sweep of the Miami Heat. Now? Entering tonight' ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    No Carlisle, No Dirk, No Problem: Mavs Stay Hot With 103-93 Win Against Thunder

    Caron Butler hasn't been as productive as he was in Washington, but he's getting there.​Without their head coach and best player for most of the game, the Dallas Mavericks improved to 17-1 since November 20 with a 103-93 victory last night in Oklahoma City. Six Mavs chipped in with double-digit po ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Butler and Chandler Lead Mavs to Best Road Start in Franchise History; Nowitzki Passes Larry Legend on All-Time Scoring List

    Stolen from the Bobcats in deal for Matt Carroll, Eduardo Najera and effin' Erick Dampier, Tyson Chandler's a big reason why Dallas is off to such a great start.​The Mavericks continued to prove that they're indeed the best team in the league as they improved their road record to a franchise-best ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.17.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Tony Romo took girlfriend Candice Crawford to the top of Reunion Tower last night to celebrate her 24th birthday. And then, yep, he popped the question. Very cliched and Dallasy of him, but cool. ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    And to Top It All Off, the Mavericks Lose ... To the Bucks

    ​Cowboys lose to Eagles? Check. Rangers lose Cliff Lee? Check. Mavericks lose to the medicore Milwaukee Bucks? No way in hell. Check?! I was hoping the Mavericks, who had their 12-game winning streak snapped in a head-scratching 103-99 loss, could push it to 15 entering Monday's game against ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Dirk, Dallas Doing It Again. But Even Better.

    ​After Dirk Nowitzki's one-legged, fadeaway, high-arcing, 18-foot shot - off the glass, no less - Friday night in Utah, TV analyst Hubie Brown was almost speechless. "C'mon!' he exclaimed. "Some of the things this guy does at seven feet is just unfair." Nowitzki was again brilliant over the w ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Ready or Not, Here Comes Basketball Season

    ​With the Cowboys' hopes buried, the Rangers' pursuit of Cliff Lee still a week from climax and the leftover turkey all but scarfed, time for your Mavericks to snatch our attention. If they haven't already. In case you're one of those that refuses to pay attention to basketball before Th ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    September 27, 2010

    Oh Yeah, About Your Dallas Mavericks

    ​The Rangers are back in the playoffs. The Cowboys are back in the race. And look now, but the Dallas Mavericks are back in training camp. Yes, already. Just five months after they walked off the court in the wake of another disappointing first-round playoff loss (this one to the San Ant ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    GAME 6: Spurs 97, Mavs 87. My Top 10 Observations.

    Another year, another painful playoff loss.​10. The Mavericks are now the only NBA team to lose in the first round of the playoffs as a No. 1 and No. 2 seed. Granted the four-time champion Spurs aren't your pedestrian No. 7 seed, but it's still an ugly epitaph to have etched on your tombsto ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.30.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to pay our last respects to the 2010 Dallas Mavericks. In life, they were an entertaining bunch. Fun. Fast. Full of energy and entertainment. But i ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Mavs-Spurs Game 6 Irrationally Optimistic Game 6 Preview

    ​Dallas Mavericks' guard Jason Terry is guaranteeing a victory in tonight's Game 6 against the Spurs in San Antonio, which would force a dramatic Game 7 Saturday at American Airlines Center. "No question. We're coming back," Terry said. "We have to. It's our mission. Our job is to go down th ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    GAME 5: Mavs 103, Spurs 81. My Top 10 Observations.

    Game. On.​10. Welcome to the playoffs, Tuff Juice. Caron Butler set the tone last night at the raucous American Airlines Center. 35 points and 11 rebounds were nice. But it was his aggression - and 0 turnovers - that punched the Spurs in the face. 9. Game 6 is Thursday night in San Antonio. ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    GAME 4: Spurs 92, Mavs 89. My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Spurs' rookie DeJuan Blair is a beast. Sunday he had seven points and seven rebounds in 11 minutes and even placed an elbow in Dirk Nowitzki's ear to bait him into a technical foul. Roddy Beaubois may grow into the Mavs' point guard of the future, but some of us (my hand was raised) were ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    GAME 2: Spurs 102, Mavs 88. My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Give Spurs coach Gregg Popovich credit. His "dogs" played harder and better than Dallas. In fact, they jumped to a 9-0 lead and basically used the Mavs as a fire hydrant. 9. Watching Erick Dampier and Brendan Haywood, it's Dallas' best center duo since Gana Diop was here with Damp in '06 ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Mavericks 100, Spurs 94: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Asked Mavs owner Mark Cuban on his Stairmaster last night if he was serious about his story of almost imploding the team in late January before finding the Caron Butler trade: "Absolutely the truth. Ask my wife." 9. In crunch time, it was Jason Kidd on Manu Ginobli. He doesn't always sto ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Mavs vs. Spurs: Let's Get This Party Started

    Wednesday night's Dallas Mavericks' victory over the San Antonio Spurs wasn't exactly reason to plan a parade. But definitely reason to throw a party. After the game, players such as Shawn Marion and Caron Butler attended Chris Arnold's party at Deux Lounge in Mockingbird Station. The atmosphere was ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Dallas Mavericks: We're (Almost) No. 2!

    ​Get ready for Mavs-Spurs. And I don't mean just in Wednesday night's regular-season finale at American Airlines Center. I mean in the playoffs. Yes, again. With a walk-in-the-park, 23-point win over the ridiculous Clippers Monday night in Los Angeles, the Mavericks clinched at least the ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Mavericks 109, Nuggets 93: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Is this really progress? Looked around American Airlines Center in the first quarter last night and seemed like everyone was not watching the game on the court, but rather looking down at the phone in their hands. Texting. In general, we've evolved to the point of going to games and then ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 3.12.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I said upon hearing the Josh Howard-for-Caron Butler trade during the NBA All-Star break that the Dallas Mavericks were not only re-shaping their roster but re-booting their playoff prospects. I h ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Is Brendan Haywood Already the Best Mavericks' Center Ever?

    Still the best?​No, but he's close. Not that the Washington Wizard-turned-Maverick hasn't played impressively in his first four games in Dallas (10.8 points, 8.8 rebounds), but it says more about our sad history than his play, doesn't it? Haywood, part of last week's trade that sent J ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I'm setting the over/under on Tiger Woods saying the word "sorry" in this morning's sanitized statement at 4.5, and I'm taking the under. I'll also be shocked if he cries. At some point he will, b ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    New Mav Caron Butler: What Did He Dew?

    ​Well, that certainly was a dud. Not ready to rescind the Josh Howard trade just yet, but newest Maverick Caron Butler opened with a resounding sperplunk in last night's loss in Oklahoma City. Couple of airballs. Had as many turnovers as baskets (4). Generally looked like Michael Finley, incl ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Mavs at Thunder: Okay, I'm Interested

    ​Two years ago the Dallas Mavericks came out of the All-Star break thusly: In his first game back in Dallas after a trade from New Jersey point guard Jason Kidd took the opening possession against the Hornets in New Orleans and threw a perfect lob pass that Josh Howard dunked. I was at Buffal ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    After 7-Player Trade, Your Mavericks are Better. But How Much Better?

    New Mav Caron Butler​Three years ago to the day I loved Josh Howard. But this morning I'm thrilled that he's no longer a Dallas Maverick. Why? Because lost in the parties and record-setting crowd of NBA All-Star Weekend was a seven-player trade that both re-shaped the Mavs' roster and re-bo ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    There's an Untouchable Maverick not Named Dirk Nowitzki?

    Danny Bollinger The Untouchable?​Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is grumpy. Understandably so. His team has lost 5 of 7 - punctuated by last night's embarrassing 36-point loss in Denver - heading into NBA All-Star Weekend right here in his own backyard. Cuban has apparently scrapped ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008
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