Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has gotten off to a rough start in his first season. Ball has drawn many comparisons to Bucks coach Jason Kidd. Kidd was a very unselfish basketball player who had a similar game to Ball. Both players were stat-sheet stuffers. Kidd made a guest appearance on ESPN’s First Take where he was asked for his opinion on the comparisons to the Lakers rookie.

Jason Kidd shuts down Ball comparisons. Thoughts?

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“The first thing (when making those comparisons) — does someone play hard for 48 minutes and are you willing to do anything to win?” Kidd said. ” … He has to understand what it means to play hard and what it means to win and how to win at the highest level. It takes time. Hopefully, in three years, maybe there is a better comparison. But right now, it is a stretch, and he has a ways to go.”

A Rough Start

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Lonzo Ball’s shooting percentage to start the season is reaching a record-bad level. Ball is shooting 29% from the field this season. That is the second lowest field-goal percentage over a player’s first 11 games in the shot-clock era. Ball about his shooting woes:

One of the reasons Ball was talked about so highly coming into the draft was his shooting skills. In college he proved that he could shoot with ease and shoot in the clutch. During one season at UCLA Ball shot 55.1 percent from the field, and 41.2 percent from 3.

Even though Ball has struggled with shooting, he has made an impact in other areas of the game. He is averaging 6.8 assists and 6.2 rebounds. The Lakers have only played 11 games and have a whole lot of season left for Ball to improve.

Ethan Carter, @theleaguesource