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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

Articles by Todd Dybas

Wizards guard Bradley Beal celebrates a three-point basket. Only four teams in the NBA make fewer threes per game. (Associated Press)

Wizards still searching for remedy for missing 3-point shot

Only four teams in the league make fewer 3-pointers per game. Part of it is system, part of it is personnel. The main issue is that lack of 3-point shooting is the largest deficiency for an otherwise potent Wizards team. Published January 26, 2015

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Randy Wittman: 'You're not going to stop' Kevin Durant

Time off for Kevin Durant only delayed what he usually does. The last time the Washington Wizards faced the Oklahoma City Thunder's spindly scoring conundrum, he returned from missing six consecutive games because of an ankle injury. His first night back came during Washington's trying swing through Texas before heading to play the Thunder earlier in the month. Durant scored 34 points in the Thunder's 109-102 win. No one was surprised. Published January 20, 2015

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) talks with San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich after an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Washington. The Wizards won 101-93. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards have another game moved to a bigger setting

The first step in a return to relevancy for the Washington Wizards was to have the local market take notice. Now, the national powers that be are starting to pay more attention. Published January 14, 2015

The Wizards' Paul Pierce sits on the bench in his team's blowout loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. The Wizards face a similar high-powered team in the San Antonio Spurs at home on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

No rest for the weary Wizards with Spurs in town

Wound-licking has a time statute in the NBA thanks to the manic schedule. For the Washington Wizards, that window of woe is less than 48 hours since the world champion San Antonio Spurs will be in town Tuesday night. Published January 12, 2015

Wizards forward Otto Porter has seen his minutes cut as Martell Webster makes his way back into the rotation from his third career back surgery. Porter did not play Jan. 2 against Oklahoma City after playing just eight minutes against Dallas. (Associated Press)

Aggression key for Wizards' Otto Porter with Martell Webster back

Webster's return creates a pileup at small forward and shooting guard for the Wizards. Between he, Paul Pierce, Otto Porter, Rasual Butler and Bradley Beal, coach Randy Wittman has multiple options, which includes resting Pierce. Published January 8, 2015

Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. (14) looks to score as Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo (8) defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Greenville, S.C. Charlotte won 99-86. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Wizards waive Glen Rice Jr.

After being named MVP of the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League, Rice was expected to find minutes in the Wizards' rotation once the season began. That did not happen because of injury, ineffectiveness and a spat with coach Randy Wittman. Published January 7, 2015

Washington Nationals pitcher Aaron Barrett (30) walks off after giving up a run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game 4 of baseball's NL Division Series in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Nationals' Aaron Barrett eager to move on from dismal postseason appearance

Barrett talked it about it after the game, joking then, trying to defer and diffuse the weight around the play. Months later, he was ready and almost eager to talk about the dismal ⅓ of an inning at NatsFest. He appears to have wrapped his arms around the situation. Published January 5, 2015

Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5) attempts a layup as Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Dallas. Dallas won 114-87. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Wall continues to pull in All-star votes

Wizards point guard John Wall continues to lead Eastern Conference backcourt players in NBA All-Star balloting, well ahead of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade. Published January 1, 2015

Wizards guard John Wall had many reasons to be happy on Saturday, including a 360-degree layup against the Celtics. The Wizards head out west this week with a 21-8 record. (Associated Press)

Western trip poses as 'elite' test for Wizards

The Wizards' weekend joy will be challenged starting this week, then into January. Monday, the Washington Wizards start a five-game, eight-day road trip against the steel of the mighty Western Conference. A team that Paul Pierce assuredly said was "elite" on Saturday will be tested in a way it has not been this season. Published December 28, 2014