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Washington Wizards forward Drew Gooden (90), Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala and Wizards' Otto Porter Jr. (22) collide under the basket in the second half of Game 4 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs Monday, May 11, 2015, in Washington. The Hawks won 106-101. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Moving to small ball will take more adjusting from Wizards

- The Washington Times

Converting from power to speed and space took the Wizards about six months. Playoff matchups necessitating and inviting the change finally turned Washington from its thundering frontcourt approach into a team willing to do what so much of the league was doing.

Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) reacts after a basket between, from left to right, Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel, Luc Mbah a Moute, of Cameroon, and Isaiah Canaan during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

John Wall named to NBA all-defensive second team

- The Washington Times

Wall was asked to increase his defense at the start of the season. The Wizards believed he did that, and his efforts received validation Wednesday when he was named to the NBA’s all-defensive second team.

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