DeMarcus Cousins

Our NBA picks: Warriors over Clippers, Cavs over Celtics

Happy new NBA season.

It starts Tuesday night in Cleveland, where the champion Cavaliers will raise a banner and the visiting New York Knicks will see if Derrick Rose can help them start rising back to the upper echelon of the league.

Also this week: Dwyane Wade makes his official debut in Chicago after 13 seasons in Miami, life after the retirements of Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan begins, and Golden State takes a team that won a record 73 games last season — plus led Cleveland 3-1 in the NBA Finals before falling — and adds Kevin Durant to the mix.

So without further ado, to start off our weekly look at the NBA, three AP basketball writers...