You watch the games, you see the scores, but how do you really know what's going on in NBA Playoffs 2006? NBA.com has infiltrated the action with the ultimate insiders -- the players themselves. We're giving you an exclusive look at the postseason with a roster of player mailboxes.
Denver's Francisco Elson averaged 4.8 points and 4.6 rebounds for the Nuggets this season.
Q: What is the best part about being a Denver Nugget?
-- Bob, Dayton, OH
Elson: The organization is great, and I have great teammates. We are a very young team that is on the rise and becoming a very good team in the NBA.
Q: What player in the NBA has proved to be the most challenging player to
-- Josh, Bolder, CO
Elson: I would say Dirk Nowitzki because he can do almost anything. And he shoots exceptionally well, which makes him very tough to guard.
Q: Cisco, What type of foods and drink in your everyday life to maintain your body strong?
-- I-Sic, Mountain View, CA
Elson: A lot of water and milk are the main things right now for me to maintain my body.
Q: What is it like playing with Carmelo during this series and the year?
-- Adam, Denver, CO
Elson: Amazing!! He is a great young talent and he is continuing to improve.
Q: Why do you wear the number 56?
-- Pete, Madrid, Spain
Elson: In memory of my brother, who also wore this number.
Q: What surprised you most about the Clippers during the playoffs?
-- Pablo, Denver, CO
Elson: They were very poised for the series and they just seemed hungrier than we were. They played a great series.
Q: Who was your inspiration on the basketball court growing up?
-- Tiger, Wellington New Zealand
Elson: Watching my brother play basketball really made it hard for me to play any other sport.
Q: What is your favorite TV show and video game?
-- Drew, Singapore
Elson: My favorite television show is Seinfeld. However, I dont play video games.