The news of a Kevin Durant trade request has set the NBA world on fire in a significant way. The collapse of what was expected to be a Nets dynasty was rapid and is sure to leave a sour taste in fans everywhere. Teams all around the NBA are scouring together their best offers in an attempt to add Durant. The former MVP is one of the most talented players ever to play the game of basketball let alone reach the trade market. While plenty of teams have been connected to the superstar, one franchise that has not been given enough attention is the New Orleans Pelicans.

The franchise is coming off a successful season in which they put themselves on the postseason map. With the focus shifting toward competing and still loaded with assets, the Pelicans should be considered a dark horse landing spot for the superstar.

Zion Williamson recently inked his rookie max contract to ensure his future with the franchise. While it has been disappointing how much time he has missed, there is still plenty of time for him to change this. The superstar talent still has enticing potential and is expected to be a full go this year. Signing this max contract also makes him ineligible to be included in any potential Durant trade.

There are still plenty of intriguing assets New Orleans possesses that could interest Brooklyn. Here is the perfect trade for the franchise to add Durant and fully focus on competing for a championship.

Pelicans Get: Kevin Durant

Nets Get: Brandon Ingram, Dyson Daniels, 2023 1st round pick, 2024 first-round pick (Bucks), 2025 first-round pick (Bucks)