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Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras is a digital sports writer for the Washington Times, covering the Washington Capitals and whatever else is needed. Originally from Chicago, he attended DePaul University and was the editor in chief of the student newspaper, The DePaulia. He had previous internships with the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Northwest Herald. He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Matthew Paras

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots between Houston Rockets guards Patrick Beverley, rear, and James Harden, right, in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

What the NBA might look to change in the future

The NBA made changes to its pace of play Wednesday, but there were a series of other issues the league will look to in the future, according to commissioner Adam Silver. Published July 12, 2017

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to reporters during a news conference, in New York. The NBA is trying to make games go a little more quickly. The league's Board of Governors has unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four time-outs per game, help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NBA makes changes in attempt to speed up games

Starting next season, the NBA announced they will have four fewer timeouts and are changing the timeout policy for late game situations. The league also shifted the trade deadline. Published July 12, 2017