- Aug 26, 2004
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How Stephen Silvagni manufactured one of the greatest pick swaps in recent draft history ...
How Stephen Silvagni manufactured one of the greatest pick swaps in recent draft history! — Bay 13 Sports
In what may be SOS’ final draft as Carlton’s List Manager, Silvagni instigated yet another magnificent pick swap after popularising the notion a year earlier with his trade for Liam Stocker.
In that trade, Carlton traded their 2019 First Round Draft Pick in exchange for 2018’s Pick 19 as well as Adelaide’s 2019 First Round Draft Pick. In doing so, Carlton acquired Sandringham Dragon and Haileybury College graduate Liam Stocker, in what has now proved to be a blockbuster trade for the Blues.
Effectively, this deal allowed Carlton to trade Pick 6 in this year’s draft (Fischer McAsey) for Liam Stocker, Pick 17 (Brodie Kemp) and Pick 20 (Sam Philp). Whilst this work from Stephen Silvagni has been heavily scrutinised by cynics, this is what I call a brilliant deal! Carlton legitimately traded 1 first-round draft pick for 3.