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Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay wants to make NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant his team’s secret weapon. 

In response to Durant expressing a desire to join the Rams over social media, McVay said it wouldn’t be hard to find a role for the lengthy Golden State Warriors forward. 

“I bet he’d be pretty dangerous in the red zone on some of those jump balls,” McVay quipped to reporters on Monday. 

Forget alley-oops. Durant could make a living snatching touchdown passes in the end zone, Randy Moss style. 

Durant stands at 6-foot-9 and owns a 34-inch vertical leap according to The Exercisers. There have only been a handful of players around Durant’s height to ever play professional football, with defensive tackle Richard Sligh standing at 7-feet and playing for the Oakland Raiders in the 1960s, according to Sport.ONE. Harold Carmichael, at 6-8, is one of the tallest wide receivers ever. Morris Stroud, at 6-10, is one of the tallest tight ends ever. 

The Rams just shut out the Arizona Cardinals 34-0 to improve to 2-0 behind a tenacious defense led by 2017’s NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald. Durant, a two-time champion with the Warriors, praised Donald in an Instagram story on Monday, expressing interest in joining the Rams’ winning ways. 

“If he thinks about in need of to do this, we’re going to welcome him,” McVay mentioned. “He can come kick it with us anytime he desires.”

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