Yes and no.
Gibbs still had 3yrs to run on his contract. No real significant issue for him to be moving back home, and since he signed a 4yr contract just a year before too bad. Crows couldn’t come up with enough to get trade done. He stayed.
McCarthy only after GWS didn’t allow trade to go through then claimed depression and sat himself out. The homesickness wasn’t a significant enough issue and GWS thought they’d be able to get him back on board following year.
Ablett Snr I believe has serious health issues, that’s GAJ’s main concern. He is coming back to Victoria be it by retiring or via trade so can be with his father.