I'm not sure how they compile their stats. I've always assumed they did some sort of data mining like parse the game play by plays for substitutions and assume if Smith started at Center and Amundson goes in for Smith then Amundson is playing Center. So the numbers may not be entirely accurate.
For instance, AD's top 2 5 man units by minutes have him listed at Center with Jason Smith listed at PF. In fact the only 5 man units where Davis isn't listed as the center is when Stiemsma or Onuaku are on the floor with him. Maybe they have some big board by position and AD is the #3 Center, so if he's on the floor with anyone else they assume he's playing Center.
will that continue and can we win if that continues?
We may be a bit homerish, but we're talking about him as the 2nd best player in the league. He's a mismatch for other centers on offense, and while he may not be able to keep the imposing bigs from getting good position, he's so much quicker than them and has such great length, he's actually pretty effective. We can also use the Hibbert defense by sending wave after wave of guard at the rim to try to get opposing bigs in foul trouble.
If you still have doubts, read this game recap from Rohan over at TheBirdWrites. It's supposed to be a Jazz game recap but it's pretty much just gushing over AD and it's great. LINK
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