I think/hope Davis will come around. Seeing him play in person at the NBA level, however, I'm surprised at how average his height appears and how thin he is, comparatively speaking. David and Anderson look to be almost exactly the same height. Before this season began, some had suggested Davis might become an NBA center. But - assuming Davis is finished growing - I don't see how that's ever going to be possible. Davis has to find his game, and fortunately, with this throw-away season, he still has time to do that. It would be nice to see him develop as many predicted into a Kevin Garnett-style player. But that will require a lot more mental toughness and tenacity than we've seen him exhibit so far. Bottom line is the jury's still out, but we Hornets fans are hungry for a winner and we'll all be rooting for him.
Great observations. And with Davis becoming a "center", again it all depends on when you consider a center. You mention Kevin Garnett, and the Celtics play their best basketball with him at the 5. Is Chris Bosh a traditional center, in the mold of the guys we saw in the 90's? Of course not, but he is a 5 in this new league. The Thunder's best lineups have Durant at the 4 and Ibaka at the 5, etc. etc. Height wise, AD is the same height Dwight Howard was coming into the league. Dwight filled out and is unquestionably a center. Will AD? I think that, more likely than not, in this new NBA that by the time he is 22, AD will be playing the center position. Whatever that means nowadays.