NBA Trade Rumors: 3 Potential league-shifting Zion Williamson trade ideas

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NBA Trade Rumors: Exploring three potential league-shifting Zion Williamson trade ideas for the New Orleans Pelicans. 

The New Orleans Pelicans could be ready to shake up their franchise. With eyes on Scoot Henderson, who will likely end up being a top 3 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, the Pelicans are reportedly at least open to the idea of trading Zion Williamson if it meant landing Scoot.

With the NBA Draft just a few days away, it’s clear that the Pelicans have some very big questions to ask about its future. The biggest being, do they see Zion as a big part of their franchise?

That can be complicated. When healthy, he’s one of the most dominating players in the league. The fact that he’s missed 60 percent of the game he’s been eligible to play in the NBA makes it much more complicated than it should be. Thus, it opens the door to the potential for a trade.

The New Orleans Pelicans may be ready to move on from Zion Williamson

The reports that the Pelicans could move Zion continue to grow louder and louder. This could all just be draft smoke that leads to nothing next week but at hits point, the rumors are hard to ignore. The question is, would the Pelicans actually pull the trigger?

If the growing whispers are accurate and the Pelicans could be open to trading Zion heading into the 2023 NBA Draft, we explore three potential league-shifting trade ideas that the Pelicans could end up exploring.