"I like playing the 4," Davis told reporters during his introductory press conference with the Los Angeles Lakers.
In his final two seasons with New Orleans, for instance, the Pelicans posted a better point/efficiency differential in lineups where he played power forward over center.
Davis was reportedly one of the Lakers players who spoke with Howard, per Shams, and he was convinced the former All-Star center was ready to defend opposing star big men, rebound and put his ego aside for the betterment of the team.
Of those six individual defenders, Howard held the 76ers big man to his third-lowest field-goal percentage and his lowest "player points differential" among the group.
James has even had conversations with top Lakers officials on the importance of making Davis the team's offensive "focal point," according to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.