Norm Smith Medallist
- Nov 26, 2013
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Chicago Bulls, Green Bay Packers
I wouldn't be sleeping on Dib either - shaping up to be a very handy player based on his play so far this season, if we can get him outside of the top 20 picks.Some reports suggest our salary cap remains tight (let that sink in for a minute) though we may some flexibility.
Really though unless the opportunity is to good to refuse and by that I mean the player is a genuine A grader and the opposition club is prepared to accept free agency compensation as trade I don't feel it's wise to stretch our salary cap capacity so soon or use any 2022 draft selections as currency after the off season we have just had.
The reality is paying a premium for a single player is highly unlikely to see us surge back up the ladder in the short term and with players like Moore and de Goey coming off contract at the end next season keeping some flexibility in our ability to meet their wage demands or match opposition offers and potentially force a better trade deal than free agency compensation would provide is desirable IMO.
Getting games and development into the kids secured across the last few drafts, obtaining N.Daicos at the end of this year and maximising our draft intake as much as possible for the next couple of years is probably the way forward and only when the time is right do we look to secure established talent.