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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 guard Bradley Beal poses for a photograph during the NBA basketball team's media day, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Beal close to practicing

Wizards coach Randy Wittman said shooting guard Bradley Beal could be back at practice Monday. Published November 15, 2014

Washington Wizards forward Nene (42), from Brazil, passes behind Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith (6) with forward Greg Monroe (10) nearby, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 107-103. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards push back in the post

The Detroit Pistons arrived in D.C. with a counterculture frontline in today's NBA. Three post-based players each standing at least 6 feet, 9 inches tall filled out the Detroit front court in a league addicted to spacing and a basketball world where being among the tallest is no longer an assured route to the paint. Published November 13, 2014

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) and forward Paul Pierce (34) talk during final minutes of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 in Miami. The Heat defeated the Wizards 107-95. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Wizards savor breather after grueling season-opening schedule

The Wizards must feel like they are on vacation since Saturday. They were off Sunday before practicing Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, the burly Detroit Pistons come to town. That's the start of four consecutive home games spread over the next two weeks. Published November 11, 2014

John Wall embraces fellow guard Bradley Beal after the Wizards beat the Celtics on April 2 to clinch the franchise's first playoff berth in six years. The pair celebrated an overtime victory in Game 2 of their first-round series against the Bulls (below). Washington clinched the series in five games. (associated press photographs)

Beal continues progress

Wizards guard Bradley Beal continued to shoot Monday with limited use of his surgically-repaired left hand. Being limited in his use of the guide hand is an improvement over last week when Beal did not use it at all. Published November 10, 2014

Washington Wizards' Paul Pierce, center, drives between Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson, left, and Terrence Ross during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Pierce not a fan of back-to-back games

Among the discussions around the league is length of season. The 37-year-old Pierce, not surprisingly, is ready for some changes. He's had enough back-to-back games. Published November 8, 2014

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots as Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland (22) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Washington. Wall had 31 points as the Wizards won 96-94 in overtime. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

It's early, but John Wall, Wizards certainly look 'legit'

Though five games is a droplet-sized sample, Wall appears en route to a marquee year. His points per game are up. He's averaging a clean 10 assists. Wall grabs a rebound (4.2 per game) more often than he turns the ball over (4.0). Published November 6, 2014

Washington Wizards forward Martell Webster (9) spins a ball on his finger as he poses for a photograph during NBA basketball media day at the Verizon Center in Washington, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Webster: 'I'm a little ahead of schedule'

Martell Webster is working through the third back surgery of his career. Yet another rehabilitation has not changed his outlook, and he says his back is steadily healing. Published November 5, 2014

Washington Wizards’ John Wall (2) passes the ball as Milwaukee Bucks’ Zaza Pachulia (27) and Brandon Knight (11) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Pierce's departure leads to Porter's best night

Porter scored 12 points in the third quarter during the Wizards' 108-97 dispatching of the mistake-laden Milwaukee Bucks. Porter finished with 21 points, a confidence-swelling night if there was one. Published November 1, 2014

Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott, left, is guarded by Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries, right, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Chicago, Monday Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Humphries getting comfortable after hand surgery

Chunks of skin are still missing from Kris Humphries' right hand. Surgery between his fourth and fifth phalanxes (small and ring finger) took place Oct. 10, yet Humphries' fingers still feels funky, if they feel at all. Published October 30, 2014

Washington Wizards forward Drew Gooden reacts to a call during the first half of Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff game against the Indiana Pacers in Washington, Friday, May 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards using makeshift starting lineup

Injuries and suspensions have put an interesting starting lineup on the floor for the Wizards in the opener against the Miami Heat. Published October 29, 2014