Started this thread because its not meant to be what we “really” want. Just smack talk, and random discussions of what players might be worth. Doesn’t have to involve Essendon. Trying to keep this out of the main Trade thread which should be kept for serious (if often unrealistic) discussions, rather than just amusing hypotheticals.
Using a few of the more out there suggestions from the main thread, here’s a hypothetical which would never happen in real life.
Would you trade JD out for Martin, Williams and a Giants excess tall forward (I can’t remember the name of the one some on here rate). I’m assuming it would work something like:
Sydney trade #4 and #23 for JD (and maybe some of our late 4th round picks)
We trade #4 and #23 to GWS for Williams, the excess tall forward and their first round pick. They get in front of the academy bid, and get points to use on that player, and free up space for Cameron/Whitfield.
We trade the GWS first to Gold Coast for Martin
The argument for would be you trade out a player who has hardly featured in two years for two players who will increase our run through the midfield and HFF, and are both quality ball users.
The main issue is you’re potentially trading out a once in a generation tall forward of course! We would have to continue with Smack, Brown, Stewart and maybe a slowing Hooker up forward (and Stringer), and those guys aren’t spring chickens.
If it involved JD, I’d almost hope we immediately traded it out. JD is a major part of our future, if he’s not there then I’d really want the eggs in the “now” basket while Smack, Brown, Hooker, Hurley can be major contributors. No JD and you pretty much need a new entire tall forward line in 3-4 years.
Plus I’m hearing it ain’t the greatest draft beyond pick #2.