Where do you think Anthony Davis will play at by the end of the season? Center so he can have ryan anderson start beside him or at power forward where he has to play with Robin Lopez or Jason smith.
It's a very interesting situation...The starting lineup has plenty of scoring between Gordon and Rivers. But it seems like Davis starts the year at C with Anderson starting at PF. Depending on matchups I could see Lopez starting at center with Davis at PF too and that seems like the better choice to me since Anderson could provide scoring off the bench.
"he will be able to check Cs his rookie yr"
"im willing to bet money that davis will be able to play center!"
^old quotes of mine^
i must've picked up about 100 negs throughout the season for arguing davis will be able to play C in the league sooner rather than later. and the ONLY person who i remember agreeing with me is 'Mr. 19134'
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In the papers down here in Louisiana, for right now, it'll be Lopez, Davis, Aminu, Gordon, and Vasquez, even though, it's a position battle going on right now between Rivers and Vasquez. Ryan Anderson is the main scorer off of the bench right now, even though he'll play over 30 minutes a game. They don't want to have Anthony Davis playing inside against 260 pound centers every game, at least not right now. So Ryan Anderson may eventually be starting at either the 4 or the 3. That is something else that's being discussed.
OT: but is it too far fetched for Brian Roberts to be the starter at PG at some point this season? He looks like the steadiest decision maker, best PnR player and best shooter out of their PG group. And no, I'm not basing this just off of his play today. I've been really impressed wit hhis poise, decision making and shooting.
As for the topic, I think AD's best position is clearly PF. He's put on a tiny bit of muscle, but not nearly enough to bang with 7' 250+ guys. I think his agility would play much better vs the number of face up 4's in the league. The only situation where I'd put him up against C's is if the the C is completely offensively inept which would allow AD to help more off the weakside.
Robin Lopez is so bad though. I'm not sure how anyone could justify him starting at C. I'd rather start either Jason Smith or even Ryan Anderson at C. At least those guys can provide an offensive dimension that they sorely need. The spacing with Lopez in the game is so bad. AD's offensive game will need a couple of years to develop. I don't think they could pair him with such a poor offensive player like Lopez.
""i think he can be matched up against a lot of Cs from day one. there are some many Cs today who don't even use their strength for other than boxing out. he can very well play D on deader jordan, perkings/ibaka, mcgee, joel anthony, jermaine o'neal/kg, so many, the list goes on...
there aren't many Cs who have the ability to back you down, and some of them don't even get fed in the post.""
so yes, he is clearly a PF. with ability to switch to C depending on matchup
Id start Lopez and center and Davis at pf. They could use Davis some at the 5, Ryan Anderson some at the 3, but with his skinny frame it will be hard to do all the time.
It would be interesting if A.Davis could develop into a starting 3. Considering he has a nice stoke ,very mobile, and having the ability to chase down a block if a player drove past him.
i talked plenty about that too. i don't know if he'll ever be able to start at SF but i've said this way before
""he'll be able to pick up SFs, i dont mean he's gonna be matched up with SFs. i mean that he will have no trouble switching to a SF, on broken plays where he gotta step out to pick up the shooter..""
sorta like a combo-forward. if teams go big, say utah with millsap at the 3, i think he'll be able to switch up
""now, if he is trying to be a combo forward, his chances of playing at C would be pretty much out the window"" for now
Is/will be A.Davis a good SF though? I mean sure he's probably quick enough to guard them, but his biggest assests are his ability to gaurd the rim and rebound. Those things won't really be happening if he's spending time on the perimeter.
I think positions arn't going to be the issue for this team, but making sure players develop and keep their value up is. I think the Anderson sign was more about them bringing in a tradeable asset, and for him to be valuable he's going to have to average 16-18pg/7-8rpg and possible show he can slide in the 3, and play some 5 as well. I think Davis will get all the minutes at the 4 he can handle, and the rest of they guys will be played around him getting his. He's their franchise, and his development trumps anything or anyone else on that team.
He'll have to play the 5 because there's no way Ryan Anderson can guard the 5, but if Gustavo Ayon comes along, than we honestly could see a frontcourt of Davis, Anderson, and Ayon. I don't think Davis should have any problem guarding 3s, he's quick and athletic enough to guard them, and he can play like a big inside on offense because Ryan Anderson plays like a perimeter player on offense.
Ayon plays for Orlando now.
Anderson actually got experience this past yr playing the C position, both backing up Dwight and filling in for him after he got injured. It's not ideal, but I think he can play there in spots. I still think the best option the Hornets have at C is Jason Smith. He's not the strongest guy, but he's active and fairly athletic for a 7'er.
I'm sure Davis can guard 3's. In fact he guarded that position today for a short stint, but with his shot-blocking ability and help defense I'd rather have him as close to the paint as possible at all times.
Plenty of scoring with Rivers and Gordon? Rivers is good but still a rookie and will struggle. And Gordon is who I said he was before which is good but injury prone. Hornets will be one of the worst teams in the NBA and hopefully gets to draft Cody Zeller
Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan started at SF early in their careers. Not saying it's the right choice, but there has been at least a short history of great big men starting out at the 3. In today's game I think Davis could get away with playing center because there are so few bigs that can back him down. It'll depend on matchups, though, as it should be.
Against teams like OKC or the Lakers I'd stick him at power forward and let Lopez guard Perk or Dwight. Put him at the 5 against a team like...I don't know...New York? Guarding Tyson Chandler isn't as scary as Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum because of the difference in how they score.
If I was Monty Williams I wouldn't mind experimenting with him at SF just to start Anderson. A lottery-bound team like the Hornets shouldn't worry about getting enough scoring off the bench. Problem is that Davis' biggest strengths come from blocking and rebounding...
I'm doing circles around where he'll play now. The End.
I agree with literally everything you said.
I hope Gordon is 100% healthy when the season starts because he's going to be carrying this team offensively.