I'm just trying to maximize our talent. If Davis is to remain at PF, which I have no problem with, then I think eventually Ryno has to be moved.
This is the bottom line, imo.
Obviously, Davis is the most important part of this team. We don't want to force him into a bad situation for a less important Anderson if it can't work.
Anderson is very valuable too though, He's our second best player right now (best, really). He's young and on a great contract.
I think he and Davis can work at PF and C. AD will not add a lot of weight, but he can add some. He WILL gain knowledge, experience, and strength. His great length and shot-blocking will compensate for getting moved by thicker players.
However, I don't think his being moved and banged up by centers is a given after a couple years of NBA experience and training (in addition to him finishing growing into a man and the amount of weight he will add).
All this talk about him getting banged up and worn down at the C position. He's going to have to bang on the boards regardless. He'll tangle with centers and power forwards (and the other positions) on the glass on both sides of the court.
From a defensive perspective, there aren't that many offensively talented centers that can "wear down" Davis. The most offensively talented centers aren't very physically imposing (Lopez). The strong/thick physically imposing bigs lack the offensive capabilities to give Davis too much trouble. Howard, Bynum and a few exceptions, but they're tough for every team.
Majority of centers listed weights are between 230-260 lbs. Guys don't gain too
much weight after coming into the league, but a very young guy that's still maturing will do some gaining as he grows up (plus muscle weight from lifting). If Davis gains 10-15 lbs, he will be of similar weight to some of the top centers in the league.
I think Davis is gonna get banged up/worn down regardless of position, and I think he can handle it. He's the #1 pick. He will have to go against guys bigger and stronger than him every night for 33+ minutes whether he's playing PF or C.
KG as a 19 year old rookie...now a top C in the league. Image: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgsplgC4m31qdi785o1_250.jpg
Tyson Chandler as a 19 year old rookie. Image: http://cdn102.iofferphoto.com/img3/item/380/603/870/2001-02-topps-chrome-130-tyson-chandler-rc-rookie-nm-9cfbd.jpg
...Noah and Bynum were pretty skinny guys at that age too, if i remember correctly.