Or maybe Monty is perfectly comfortable with Smiht playing 20 minutes at center. I remember he said he considered Smiht to be our best defender last season. I'm really not that worried about him starting so much as whether he can take the beating and stay healthy.
There are 96 minutes a game available for the PF and C positions, and I don't understand why Davis, Anderson, and Smith can't basically play 32 each. I'm comfortable with that. If Monty and Demps feel the same, then all we really need is some big lunk to come in and hack Howard and the Gasols a few times when our guys get in foul trouble.
That's a slight exaggeration, of course, but we still aren't any thinner at the 5 than we are at the 3, where we have Aminu and Evans and then nothing.