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Guard Dez Wells, who played his final three collegiate seasons at Maryland, made the 25-minute drive to the Verizon Center to  work out for the Wizards on Thursday. (Associated Press)

Former Terrapin Dez Wells works out for Wizards

- The Washington Times

NBA Draft prospect Wells has kept busy in recent weeks. The 23-year-old had already showcased his skills for seven other teams, most of which were on the West Coast, before working out for the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center Thursday.

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.

Washington Wizards' John Wall, left, dribbles against Atlanta Hawks' Kent Bazemore in the third quarter of Game 5 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

John Wall, Wizards prepare for Game 6

- The Washington Times

Wizards coach Randy Wittman said John Wall is a "game-time" decision. It's fair to take that as meaning when Game 6 starts Friday night, it will have been long decided that Wall will participate in the game.

John Wall's return spoiled in Game 5 loss to Hawks

- The Washington Times

Wall returned. It was not enough. Al Horford's putback rescued the Atlanta Hawks with 1.9 seconds to play and gave Atlanta an 82-81 win, a 3-2 series lead, and put the Wizards' season on the edge in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Washington Wizards guard John Wall, right, smiles as he comes off the court after Game 3 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Washington. The Wizards won 103-101. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

John Wall unsure if he will play in Game 5

- The Washington Times

Wednesday's wrap was black and wound up John Wall's left wrist. That didn't keep him from dribbling for the second consecutive day or working on his conditioning during the Wizards' morning shootaround.