McDyess
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Detroit's Antonio McDyess averaged 9.7 points and 6.3 rebounds off the bench for the defending NBA Champions this season. Send Antonio a question via e-mail and we'll post his answers to the best questions at least once for each round of the Playoffs the Pistons reach.


McDyess answers your Finals questions:

Q:Who are toughest guys for you defend in the league right now?

McDyess: Most of the guys who play my position are pretty tough to defend. Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Chris Webber and those guys are very skilled and do a lot of different things so itís pretty much a hard task guarding anyone of those guys.

Q: What are your feelings about having a chance to win an NBA title after all your injuries?

McDyess:Well, the job is not complete and weíre working toward our goal. Itís a great feeling because I saw what these guys in the locker room got to enjoy. I look at those rings on their fingers and Iíd like one for myself. Considering all Iíve been through, I consider myself very fortunate to be in this position.

Q: How do you feel in front of all those fans in the NBA Finals?

McDyess: This is the biggest stage in the NBA and the experience has been great so far. Our fans are pretty loud and really get into the game. You donít want to say youíre nervous; itís more like you get really focused. Even if youíre nervous, once the ball tips you only worry about playing the game.

Q: Who do you think is a good leader on the team to get you guys a championship ring?

McDyess: Man, pretty much any of the guys on our starting five. Theyíve been here before and know what it takes. They each bring something different to our team. Any given night it could be a different guy stepping up and making plays. Thatís whatís so great about this team.

Q: Which hairdo do you think Ben Wallace plays better with? Which do you like better?

McDyess: Ben plays well with either hairdo. I think the fro really gets the fans going though. When the fro is out he seems a little more energized and going after every rebound and block.