The Pelicans are the 14th seed in the West, and they have the worst defense in the league. They are going to want to make Zion happy, because they don't want to be in the same situation they put Anthony Davis in. They get Serge Ibaka who is a terrific defensive player. He is a former member of the all defense team, and has playoff experience.
Projected Bench Unit:
Kira Lewis - Josh Hart - Trey Murphy III - Serge Ibaka - Jaxon Hayes
The Clippers obviously don't have Serge Ibaka in any future plans. They recently assigned him to the G League, and they jump for joy once they see this trade. They are getting a lottery protected first. This is a big deal, because they traded most of their picks for Paul George.
Future 1st Round Draft Picks:
2023 Lottery Protected First Via Pelicans
2027 1st Round Pick Via Clippers
2028 1st Round Pick Via Clippers