Elson
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 guard?
-- 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 don’t play video games.