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The Trades – Day 9: Another half-dozen find new homes

Hawthorn is backing its medicos to get Tom Scully’s ankle right. The Hawks picked up the GWS star for a future fourth-round selection. Photo: AFL MEDIA

The Trades – Day 9: Another half-dozen find new homes

Ronny Lerner    

Tuesday was one of the busiest days of the 2018 AFL trade period as seven deals were completed and six players found new homes.

The biggest talking point of day nine was the trade that saw star GWS midfielder Tom Scully make his way to Hawthorn to become the fifth three-club player of the post-season.

The price? A future-fourth round pick – for one of the game’s most damaging two-way gut-runners who made the All-Australian squad in 2017.

Sure, there are question marks surrounding Scully’s ankle following his bad break in round two, and the Giants’ apparent eagerness to jettison him only seemed to strengthen those concerns, but if the Hawks manage to get him back to full fitness, it will end up being one of the biggest bargains in recent memory.

And given how the Hawks brought the careers of Shaun Burgoyne and Jaeger O’Meara back from the brink, it’s understandable why they’re bullish about getting Scully right as well.

But Giants list manager Jason McCartney confirmed that the Hawks medical team would have their work cut out.

“He’s got to work through a few things on his ankle rehabilitation, there’s no doubt about that,” McCartney said of Scully. “Hawthorn’s fully aware of that and they’re going to back themselves.”

Like ships passing in the night, dual premiership Hawk Taylor Duryea left Waverley Park almost as soon as Scully arrived.

Duryea was traded to the Western Bulldogs for a future fourth-round pick, too – incredibly roughly the same value pick as what saw Hawthorn land Scully.

The 27-year-old has been a valuable servant to the Hawks over six seasons, playing 118 games including the 2014 and 2015 flags. With Marcus Adams destined for Brisbane, Dale Morris turning 36 and Aaron Naughton still finding his feet, coach Luke Beveridge will be looking to Duryea to help the likes of Easton Wood and Jackson Trengove shore up the defence.

The Gold Coast fire sale continued with Aaron Hall finally making his way to North Melbourne for a surprisingly late pick (68), while the Suns basically gave 2016 No.7 pick Jack Scrimshaw away for free to the Hawks.

In exchange for Scrimshaw and a future fourth-round pick, the Suns received a future third-round pick.

Other deals completed on Tuesday saw Gold Coast receive a future fourth-round pick from Adelaide in exchange for pick 68, which the Crows used to recruit Tyson Stengle from Richmond.

But the Suns didn’t end the day completely empty-handed as they parted ways with pick 59 for Geelong’s George Horlin-Smith.

As busy as it was on day nine, it still promises to pale in comparison to what is in store for us on Wednesday.

It’s being reported that some of the trade period’s biggest names will find themselves part of a monster five-way deal that will see Gold Coast end up with pick five, and therefore three of the draft’s first five picks.

The complicated trade will see Dayne Beams join Collingwood, Jesse Hogan join Fremantle, Lachie Neale join Brisbane and Steven May join Melbourne, while it’s believed the Demons will also snare May’s Gold Coast teammate Kade Kolodjashnij.

But the details are still being hammered out and it wouldn’t surprise if the AFL tell the clubs behind the scenes to hold off on announcing it until close to the deadline of 8.30pm to ensure a “prime time” finish with a bang.

Other players still in limbo are Chad Wingard, Dylan Shiel, Tim Kelly, Rory Lobb, Ryan Burton, Jordan Roughead, Sam Mayes, Nic Newman and Jeremy Finlayson.

While the Wingard-Burton, Shiel and Roughead deals are expected to get done, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that Kelly will get his wish of joining West Coast.

All will be revealed!

1. Reece Conca (Richmond) joined Fremantle as an unrestricted free agent. The Tigers received pick 37 as compensation.
2. Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs) joined Geelong as an unrestricted free agent. Bulldogs received pick 25 as compensation.
3. Lincoln McCarthy, pick 54 and pick 57 (Geelong) traded to Brisbane in exchange for picks 42 and 60.
4. Tom Lynch (Gold Coast) joined Richmond as a restricted free agent. Suns received pick 3 as compensation.
5. Anthony Miles, Corey Ellis and a future third-round pick (Richmond) traded to Gold Coast in exchange for a future third-round pick.
6. Carlton traded pre-listed Nathan Kreuger (South Adelaide) to Geelong in exchange for pick 42.
7. Scott Lycett (West Coast) joined Port Adelaide as a restricted free agent. Eagles received pick 20 as compensation.
8. Brisbane traded picks 24, 58 and 79 to Gold Coast in exchange for picks 32, 41, 44 and 77.
9. Carlton received Mitch McGovern and future third-round pick (Adelaide), Adelaide received pre-listed Shane McAdam (Sturt), pick 13 (Sydney) and future fifth-round pick (Carlton), Sydney received picks 26, 28 (Carlton) and 40 (Adelaide).
10. Jared Polec, Jasper Pittard and pick 48 (Port Adelaide) traded to North Melbourne in exchange for pick 11 and a future fourth-round pick.
11. Gary Rohan (Sydney) traded to Geelong in exchange for pick 61. Ryan Clarke (North Melbourne) traded to Sydney in exchange for pick 61.
12. Tom Hickey, pick 60 and future fourth-round pick (St Kilda) traded to West Coast in exchange for pick 39 and future third-round pick.
13. Alex Fasolo (Collingwood) joined Carlton as an unrestricted free agent. Magpies received pick 57 as compensation.
14. Fremantle traded pick 6 and a future third-round pick to Port Adelaide in exchange for picks 11, 23, 30 and 49.
15. Dan Hannebery and pick 28 (Sydney) traded to St Kilda in exchange for pick 39 and future second-round pick.
16. Dean Kent (Melbourne) traded to St Kilda in exchange for pick 65.
17. Dom Tyson (Melbourne) traded to North Melbourne in exchange for Braydon Preuss and pick 62.
18. Will Setterfield and pick 71 (GWS) traded to Carlton in exchange for pick 43 and future second-round pick.
19. Sam Lloyd (Richmond) traded to Western Bulldogs in exchange for pick 64.
20. Aaron Hall (Gold Coast) traded to North Melbourne in exchange for pick 68.
21. Jack Scrimshaw and future fourth-round pick (Gold Coast) traded to Hawthorn in exchange for future third-round pick.
22. Gold Coast traded pick 68 to Adelaide in exchange for future fourth-round pick.
23. George Horlin-Smith (Geelong) traded to Gold Coast in exchange for pick 59.
24. Tyson Stengle (Richmond) traded to Adelaide in exchange for pick 68.
25. Tom Scully (GWS) traded to Hawthorn for future fourth-round pick.
26. Taylor Duryea (Hawthorn) traded to Western Bulldogs for future fourth-round pick.

*all picks are as at time of trade

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