No it was done to make the team better.In retrospect I now tend to think Gibbs was done solely as a feel good PR exercise.
We were getting slammed in the media over the grand final, we then had all the bad PR with Lever and then Cameron's departure.
The club most probably thought that as they had a stock pile of first rounders that year that they could pull the trigger on a Gibbs trade and it would be a circuit breaker to give the club something positive to sell to the supporters.
No one saw 2018 coming ( clearly not the club). If Gibbs 18 form had been in a Crows 17 midfield it would have been great. But it didn't happen.
On the pick swap, it was awesome by the club, showed balls.
But once again let down by this playing group. They are a big part of the problem.