5 Brandon Ingram trades the Pelicans should consider

The Pelicans want to upgrade their roster and must take a hard look at these Brandon Ingram trades.
New Orleans Pelicans, Brandon Ingram
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1. Pels get superstar guard

Donovan Mitchell and Ingram face a similar situation this summer. Both are extension-eligible with one guaranteed season left on their contracts. Mitchell has a player option for the 2025-26 campaign, but he is likely to decline it in favor of signing a massive long-term contract. The Cavaliers and Pelicans will both be forced to shop their star players if they refuse to sign an extension.

Mitchell is a five-time All-Star and one of the best scorers in the league. He could get the Pelicans offense rolling and give New Orleans a more consistent co-star next to Zion. The Cavaliers may be open to this if Ingram would be interested in signing long-term with their young and talented roster.

Mitchell to NOP

The future contracts of both players would determine the haul here. New Orleans is not giving up Ingram and multiple first-round picks for one season of Mitchell. The Cavs have significantly less interest if Ingram is unwilling to stay in Cleveland. Still, this could be a blockbuster deal that shakes up the league.

The New Orleans Pelicans plan on being aggressive this summer. Could they land Donovan Mitchell or another All-Star? Does it cost them Brandon Ingram or C.J. McCollum? Can David Griffin build a contender in the Big Easy? Stay tuned to find out.