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Durant boasts second best odds to capture 2017-18 MVP award

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Durant boasts second best odds to capture 2017-18 MVP award

The 2017-18 NBA season doesn't officially start until Oct. 17, but it's never too early to look at the MVP odds.

Russell Westbrook -- who won the award last year -- is the leader in the clubhouse (7/2), according to Bovada.

Kevin Durant -- the 2017 NBA Finals MVP -- is right on his heels with 9/2 odds.

Kawhi Leonard (13/2), LeBron James (15/2) and James Harden (8/1) round out the Top 5.

Ummmmm, Steph Curry?

[RELATED: Dahntay Jones: Steph Curry not a Top 10 player in NBA]

He checks in at No. 7 with 11/1 odds.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is sixth (17/2).

Draymond Green (60/1) has the 21st best odds.

Klay Thompson was not listed.

Last year, Curry finished in sixth place in the MVP voting -- three third-place votes, one fourth-place vote and 34 fifth-place votes.

Durant received two fifth-place votes.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

 

Under Armour CEO steps down from Trump's manufacturing council

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Under Armour CEO steps down from Trump's manufacturing council

Back in February, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank made comments praising the election of businessman Donald Trump as President. Those comments drew the ire of Warriors guard Stephen Curry.

On Monday, Plank made a move that will likely please Curry.

Plank announced that he is stepping down from Trump's American Manufacturing Council.

"I love our country & company. I am stepping down from the council to focus on inspiring & uniting through power of sport," Plank wrote on Twitter.

Additionally, he issued a longer statement further explaining his decision:

"I joined the American Manufacturing Council because I believed it was important for Under Armour to have an active seat at the table and represent our industry. We remain resolute in our potential and ability to improve American manufacturing. However, Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics.

I am appreciative of the opportunity to have served, but have decided to step down from the council. I love our country and our company and will continue to focus my efforts on inspiring every person that they can do anything through the power of sport which promotes unity, diversity and inclusion."

https://twitter.com/UnderArmour/status/897250195787964416

Dahntay Jones: Steph Curry not a Top 10 player in NBA

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Dahntay Jones: Steph Curry not a Top 10 player in NBA

Dahntay Jones made a bold statement about Steph Curry over the weekend.

"People get mad at me because I don't declare him a Top 10 player in the NBA," Jones said on Barstool Sports' Mickstape podcast. "I got him on the outside, like 11-12."

Jones is.........

Wrong.

According to the 36-year old, the three best players in the NBA (in order) are:

1) LeBron James
2) Kawhi Leonard
3) Kevin Durant

Even after Durant's performance in the Finals, Jones still thinks Kawhi is better?

"Yes, because that team is going to the Finals with or without him (Durant)," Jones answered.

The other players above Curry on Jones' list (not in order):

John Wall
Paul George
Russell Westbrook
James Harden
Chris Paul
Karl-Anthony Towns
Anthony Davis

Not sure what Curry has to do to crack the Top 10.

Jones had another bold take:

"In my opinion, Draymond is the most important player on that team."

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Carry on with your day...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller