At a level, it feels like it would be relatively easy if we pay overs. I’d have thought Suns would (should) accept #28 for Saad, given Melksham/Hibberd/Tuohy’s costs. I would think GWS would accept our 2018 second rounder. And Dogs would accept our #11 (and said they’d give something back, presumably #44, which could go to GWS to sweeten that deal). Yes, its probably overs but it gets it done.
So I feel like we should be able to get the deal done with an “at worst” cost of approximately our 2017 1st & 2nd rounders and our 2018 2nd rounder.
The question goes, is one of the teams radically valuing their player differently, or are we trying to reduce the cost, or is it all funnybuggers? For example, I find Aceman’s SEN proposal weird - its effectively Stringer for 2 seconds and a swap of first rounders. If the Bulldogs will do that, why not just two second rounders straight up? Then #11 to GCS for Saad and #23, #23 off for Smith, and we’re back to the original price I quoted. Just switching #11 for Bulldog’s 2018 first.
Or is a player really going? I hope its not Colyer, he’s played much better footy than he did this year and plenty of the returning players have been down.