Golden State warriors guard Stephen Curry is a two-time NBA champion, two-time MVP, and a four-time All-Star. He is arguably the best shooter the league has seen since the days of Reggie Miller and Ray Allen. Despite this, no rookie from this year selected him as his favorite player. Leading the list was LeBron James who received 31.5 percent of the votes. Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Anthony Davis, and Kyrie Irving completed the top eight.

Curry's exclusion was not really a surprise considering that it was just a few seasons ago when he truly emerged in the NBA.

However, it was still a tough omission for the Warriors superstar, especially with someone like Dwight Howard making it to the list. According to several reports, one rookie voted for the center who is now with the Charlotte Hornets. Carmelo Anthony, Jamal Crawford, Pau Gasol, Paul George, and Blake Griffin were also voted.

Warriors rookie Jordan Bell among best defenders

Aside from Durant and Green, another Warriors player topped a category in the survey and it was Jordan Bell. The former Oregon standout was voted by his fellow rookies as one of the best defenders in this year's class. Bell got 23.7 percent of the votes, good enough for second place. Phoenix Suns' Josh Jackson took the No. 1 spot.

Bell is expected to be an instrumental player for Golden State in the upcoming season. He will inject youth to the Warriors' frontline that relied heavily on veterans Zaza Pachulia and JaVale McGee last season.

Jerry West believes Warriors are unbeatable

Nobody is beating the Warriors anytime soon, at least that is what Jerry West thinks as of the moment.

In a recent interview with The Athletic, West told Tim Kawakami that teams in the NBA are only "playing for second place right now." The Los Angeles Clippers adviser believes Golden State's star players are in their prime and they will just "get better as a team." This is a great compliment for the Dubs, though it is not something the Clippers would want to hear from the newest member of their front office.

West joined the Clippers last June after six years and two NBA titles with Golden State. In the interview, the Los Angeles Lakers legend admitted that he had no intentions of parting ways with the Warriors, but it was time for him to leave. West and the Warriors tried to extend their relationship but no deal was reached.