Given the lofty expectations, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball is off to a slow start this season. While his rebounding and assist numbers have been good, Ball has been historically bad when it comes to shooting the basketball. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Ball's 29.5 field-goal percentage is the second lowest in the NBA shot clock era for a player with at least 100 field-goal attempts through his first 11 career games. Yeah, it's not good. But there is hope, as Ball's numbers are strikingly similar to those of future Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd during the early portion of his career. Kidd, however, says that's where the comparisons should end ... at least for now. He appeared on ESPN's "First Take" on Thursday to address the similarities -- or lack thereof -- between him and Lonzo. "It's still early in his career, and it's a stretch," 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, and hopefully in three years maybe there is a better comparison, but right now it is a stretch and he has a ways to go."
Jason Kidd doesn't agree with Lonzo Ball comparisons: 'Right now, it's a stretch'
CBS Sports | Nov 9