The NBA preseason has begun. The regular season isn't too far away.
And it's never too early to ask:
The Cleveland Cavaliers are defending champions, having come back from a 3-1 against the Golden State Warriors to claim the franchise's first championship. Despite their NBA Finals loss, the Warriors won a league-record 73 games last season and added former MVP Kevin Durant. The San Antonio Spurs won 67 games a season ago and have high expectations despite losing Tim Duncan. The Los Angeles Clippers were hit by injuries in an abbreviated postseason, but still have Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and title-winning coach Doc Rivers.