Triano's tricks may help Moon

MIKE GANTER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:49 AM ET

Jamario Moon is sizing up the competition and not even Rudy Gay's inspired use of the Internet to aid his dunk contest chances has the Raptor rookie concerned.

Gay, the Memphis Grizzlies high flyer, has stolen a page out of Chris Bosh's book and put out a video on YouTube asking fans to send in suggestions for dunks he might use in the dunk contest in New Orleans next month.

Moon and Gay will be up against Orlando's Dwight Howard and defending champ Gerald Green of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the event with fan voting deciding the eventual winner, a huge advantage to Moon who is coming from a particularly internet-savvy locale.

Like the Raptors' defending three-point shooting champ Jason Kapono, Moon is getting plenty of help from teammates, coaches, the team's public relations staff as well as the team website.

Moon said Gay's decision to go to the web has not shaken his confidence.

"I think Jay is the most creative guy I every met," Moon said in reference to assistant coach Jay Triano, who along with reserve guard Juan Dixon has been helping Moon out with some new dunks. "He has come up with some crazy ideas.

"I think the ideas we are taking into the dunk contest are going to be the most creative," Moon said.

Bosh, whose brainchild to put up a homemade vote-for-me video on YouTube earlier this season probably was the impetus for Gay's foray onto the Net, has been keeping track of the responses Gay has been getting and so far has been unimpressed.

"I've looked at it recently and people aren't posting dunks," Bosh said. "I keep up with all that stuff."


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