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The Pelicans Are Reportedly Considering Another Major NBA Trade

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 30: A general view of the stadium before the Indiana Pacers and the New Orleans Pelicans at the New Orleans Arena on October 30, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The New Orleans Pelicans' trade with the Los Angeles Lakers has left Anthony Davis' former team with tons of assets. Ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft, the Pelicans are already planning another potentially massive NBA trade.

According to Fletcher Mackel of NBC New Orleans, the Pelicans could be getting ready to trade the No. 4 overall pick they acquired from Los Angeles to either the Phoenix Suns or Chicago Bulls. Mackel revealed that both teams have expressed interest in Vanderbilt star Darius Garland, who will presumably still be on the board at No. 4.

Per the report, the Pelicans would receive their trade partner's first-round pick this year (No. 6 if Phoenix or No. 7 if Chicago) as well as a protected pick in 2020.

Garland averaged 16.2 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 2.6 assists per game as a guard for the Commodores last season.

In the Davis trade with the Lakers, the Pelicans received a massive package that included Josh Hart, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and three first-round picks.

The Pelicans already have the No. 1 overall pick, and are expected to use it on Duke megastar Zion Williamson.

Getting even more future first-round picks in exchange for moving down only two or three slots in this year's draft would be yet another massive coup for the Pelicans.

The NBA Draft is set for Thursday night.