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Rookie survey: Durant no longer 'favorite player,' Curry gets zero votes

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Rookie survey: Durant no longer 'favorite player,' Curry gets zero votes

The 2017 rookie class isn't too fond of Steph Curry.

The results of NBA.com's annual Rookie Survey were released on Tuesday morning.

In the "Who is your favorite player in the league" category, Curry did not receive a single vote.

1) LeBron James -- 31.5 percent
2) Russell Westbrook -- 19.4 percent
3) Kawhi Leonard -- 8.3 percent
4) James Harden -- 6.5 percent
5) Kevin Durant -- 5.6 percent
5) Draymond Green -- 5.6 percent

7) Anthony Davis -- 4.2 percent
8) Kyrie Irving -- 3.7 percent

Others receiving votes -- Carmelo Anthony, Jamal Crawford, Pau Gasol, Paul George, Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard

Last year, Curry did receive some votes and in 2015 he tied for fourth at 9.1 percent.

[RELATED: Top 15 most popular jerseys: Curry still ahead of LeBron]

Even more noteworthy perhaps is that Durant's three-year run as the favorite player came to an end:

- 2016: 29.7 percent
- 2015: 21.2 percent
- 2014: 25 percent

Apparently, winning the championship and NBA Finals MVP isn't enough to impress 18-year olds...

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

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