Tom Thibodeau has noticed a similarity in demeanor between Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose.

Thibodeau elaborated on the likeness of the two young point guards.

“Yeah, from the standpoint both guys let their game do the talking,” Thibodeau said. “So that part is very similar.”

Lillard has collected every single Rookie of the Month honor this season.

“He's very impressive for a rookie,” Thibodeau added. “He's come in mature beyond his years. [He] plays the game with a lot of poise. I think the combination of his shooting along with his ability to break you down off the dribble [and] pick-and-roll offense. I've been very, very impressed with him.”