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Todd Dybas

Todd Dybas

Todd Dybas is a sports writer at the Washington Times. He has covered the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and NCAA Div. I athletics. Dybas is a member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. A St. Bonaventure University graduate, he began his career in upstate New York before making stops in Boston and Seattle. He can be reached at tdybas@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Todd Dybas

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

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. Published May 20, 2015

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

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. Published May 20, 2015

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

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. Published May 15, 2015

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

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. Published May 13, 2015

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

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. Published May 13, 2015

Washington Wizards guard John Wall, in suit, celebrates with guard Ramon Sessions (7) during a break in the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Washington. Wall is out with a hand injury. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

John Wall's swelling goes down, expected to see doctors

Wall did light dribbling with both hands Tuesday during the Wizards' equally light practice session. He officially remains questionable for Game 5 against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. Published May 12, 2015