8:49 AM EDT, Wed July 01, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle

Cavs’ Love to hit free-agent market

The power forward opted out of the final year of his contract and will be a free agent next Wednesday, a person familiar with the decision said. Griffin also expects them to re-sign with the Cavs, who made it to the NBA Finals this season before losing to the Warriors. Cleveland played without Love for most of the playoffs after he had a left shoulder injury in the first round against Boston. Love probably will draw major interest in the free-agent market, and the Lakers and Knicks could be landing spots for the three-time All-Star. Former Warriors guard Monta Ellis is declining the...

San Francisco Chronicle

Appreciate glow of the Warriors’ championship run while it’s here

Maybe they don’t compare to Bill Russell’s Celtics, Wilt Chamberlain’s 76ers, Magic Johnson’s Lakers, Larry Bird’s Celtics or Michael Jordan’s Bulls. No significant injuries, nothing longer than a two-game losing streak, no insurrection, nary a cross word of consequence. The Warriors are essentially young and prepared to rule, and the supremely grounded Steve Kerr won’t carry a hint of arrogance or entitlement when he assembles the squad in the fall. Fans should be gratified to know that Joe Lacob and Peter Guber are willing to do whatever it takes, even if means drifting...