- Jun 21, 2004
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- 49ers, AFC Wimbledon, Utah Jazz
Didn't we also receive a 3rd rounder from Carlton for that 2nd rounder so they virtually cancel each other out? Yeah, it would have been better if we finish a lot higher to further cancel this but it's their 2nd rounder (pick 21 before bid trades) in a strong draft which cancel out pick 16 the previous year in a weak draft.
Both trades were almost identical, from a points perspective we paid slighty more for Gibbs than we received for Lever.
So if we push this further and go back to the end of 2017, who was more valuable Lever or Gibbs? I think the general consensus was that Lever had far more value than Gibbs.
Therefore if Lever was more valuable then how did we get overs for him by receiving less value for him than we paid for Gibbs? To claim we won both trades is text book cognitive dissonance.