Count Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra as a member of the Anthony Davis fan club.

The New Orleans Hornets rookie has impressed the coach of the defending NBA champion Heat over the first 72 games of the season, allowing Spoelstra to predict greatness for the 6 foot 10 forward.

"It's hard not to like him in some respect," Spoelstra said Friday night. "He's so young, so raw, yet he's already having an impact. His skill level is vast. It really is. With his length, his speed, his athleticism, but his ability to make skilled plays in a lot of different areas, he's going to be an extremely intriguing player as he gets more experience."

Just where Davis might gain that experience, however, isn't certain, according to Spoelstra.

"Talk about a positionless player, you don't know where to put that guy," said Spoelstra, who has mastered the art this season of coaching a team of positionless players, mixing and matching different pieces, using Chris Bosh in the post, or LeBron James at the point.

"You don't want to put him in a box because he's a hybrid, for sure."

On Friday night against the Heat, Davis was rendered ineffective because of early foul trouble.