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He spoke with Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN and tried to put a halt on the high expectations of Ball, at least for now: “I am not saying it is not fair [to make the comparison], but it is too early,” the Milwaukee Bucks coach told ESPN.com by telephone in an interview about Ball. “People are talking about Rookie of the Year; we are already talking about awards [for Ball]. But it is really early and we are 12 games into this. We are jumping the gun a little bit. Let’s enjoy and watch this young kid play and then we will make the comparison at 40 games [or more].
The performance even impressed Bucks head coach Jason Kidd. While the 10-time All-Star called the comparisons between he and Ball “a stretch” in an interview with ESPN on Thursday, Kidd did give the rookie some praise before tip-off. “His game is mature,” he said. “I think in that way of looking ahead, trying to keep the ball moving, he does that at a very high rate.”