Over at HoopSpeak, Brett Koremenos has been pondering this question.
In order to ensure the Hornets keep their best players on the floor as much as possible, either Anderson or Davis will be forced into the oft-uncomfortable confines of another position. Because neither has the muscle to tangle with opposing centers, one of these bright young players will likely be spending at least some of his minutes at small forward.
[T]he conventional wisdom suggests the majority of the lanky Davis’ minutes should come at his long-term position right from the start.
At least this was my position when I saw the two on the court together for the first time during the preseason.
But I’ve come around and am now of the mind that the Hornets should commit to making the small forward spot Davis’s permanent home this season.
The idea of playing rookies out of position apparently has some traction throughout the league. Should be interesting to watch.