-- Kerry Kittles claims he's still a kid on the court. Lindsey Hunter shares Rasheed Wallace's non-stop chatter. Mark Madsen is threatening to break out a new dance should the Timberwolves win the championship.
NBA.com has delivered the first round of your e-mails to the players, and they've responded. Check out some of the best outtakes below, then read their full Q&As and submit more questions for those still in action.
"The team is tired of being the team on the outside looking in ... This year, our mental focus and our will to win and be the best has taken us a long way and hopefully it can take us a long way through the playoffs."
"I don't know about the dance. What I need is to get a few pointers from KG and then maybe I will give it a try. If we do win a championship and the people want to see me dance, I might have to break something out."
"I look at the game just like I did when I was a kid. I'm a huge fan of the game and I really enjoy playing the sport. It's fun. It's work, but it's fun."
"The whole year has been a great learning experience, so now being here in the playoffs, and seeing the way they step up the playoff games is good for a rookie. It is just great to be around and watch all of that."
"[Rasheed Wallace talks about] everything. He talks about picks, he talks about helping -- he talks about every possible thing that could happen on the court. Itís great for us because it keeps us aware of whatís going on."
"I think everybodyís favorite part of basketball is to score, but defense is my role here. I understand my role and I relish in it. I believe that if there is something you are supposed to do, you should do it at 110 percent."
"Leading Marquette to the Final Four was the first one for me, and it was a great feeing, and this one is something different. This is NBA, and that's college, so it's different. Both of them have been great so I really can't choose between either one of them -- two different experiences."
"As you get older and see your career winding down, I donít want to say Ďwhat if.í So, Iím just going to give Iíve everything I got. If I have to crawl, Iím going to crawl."
"I think this progression to what has happened this year has not only been for the four years Iíve been here. Itís taken a long time. I remember back to my days at Kentucky where I used to shoot in the gym at 3, 4, or even 5 oíclock in the morning so I think itís not something that just happened."
"To finally get the opportunity to do something Iíve wanted to do since my NBA career began is a great feeling. The atmosphere and intensity is at an ultimate high. Itís pretty much everything I expected it to be and more."
"Our style of play for the most part has been to score a lot of points. During the regular season, we were the top scoring team in the East and in the top five in the NBA. Detroit is one of the top defensive teams in the league. You put those two scenarios together and you have some bumpiní heads going on."
"Since I got here, Iíve been [Hubie Brown's] biggest fan and Iíve learned a lot from him. Itís just his intensity that he brings to the game and to practice Ė the challenges that he presents to us and that he prepares us for the games."
"When we first went to the playoffs in Denver it was a first time experience and such an upset for all of us. It remains one of my favorite memories of all time. As you grow and as you play in other places, you learn to adapt to the system, play to your strengths, and most importantly, help your teammates improve."
"I feel like I've regained my quickness. My injury took a lot away from me the last couple of years before this year. I'm feeling healthy and Jeff gives me the green light off the bench, so I like that."
"Itís like being born again. I am living a whole new life. I love it here in Boston."
"Any point guard worth his grain of salt who brings it night in and night out, which is most guards in the NBA. I can't single anyone out, because there are a number of tough players out there. You have to be ready every game for every player. It's the NBA, there are no nights off."