November 19, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Crazy Trades During The NBA Trade Deadline

As the trade deadline approached, it seemed like no anticipated trades would happen. Deandre Jordan still hasn’t joined the Cavs and Tristan Thompson still hasn’t got traded. But crazy things happened on Thursday, February 8, 2018. On the exact date of the trade deadline the Cleveland Cavaliers literally traded half of their team in exchange for younger players. Dwyane Wade was traded back to the Miami Heat in which he plans to stay in the last years of his career. Iman Shumpert was traded to the Sacramento Kings, Channing Frye and Isiah Thomas were traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, and finally, former MVP Derrick Rose went to the Utah Jazz but was waived two days later.

I absolutely love this trade for the Cavaliers because it is a mixture of going all in as well as playing it safe: they traded for much younger players such Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr., and a quality point guard that’s not Jose Calderon in George Hill. They also kept the Brooklyn Nets pick which is projected to be a top three pick for the absolutely stacked 2018 draft, just in case LeBron James leaves this offseason. The team seems to be successful since the Cavs are again the favored team in the East, which was shown when they beat the number one-seeded Boston Celtics on their first game together.

Aside from the crazy trades that the Cavs pulled, there were also some trades that were slept on. The Orlando Magic traded Elfrid Payton for a second-round pick from the Phoenix Suns. This sounds crazy, but it was a huge salary dump for the Magics and gives space for a potential star this offseason. The Phoenix Suns won because they have a young point guard with a huge potential in Elfrid Payton, which was shown when he scored 19 points, six rebounds, and nine assists on his first game as a Sun.

Finally, The New Orleans Pelicans traded Jameer Nelson to the Detroit Pistons for a 2022, second-round pick from the Chicago Bulls. This was an absolutely horrible trade for the Pelicans because they are giving up a quality bench player for a virtually useless pick that’s coming up in four years. The Pistons wins this trade because they add depth to their guards since Nelson is a strong shooter and can definitely help the Pistons win some games.

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