well as lopsided as the trade was, int doesn't leave us short handed next year. so not exactly comparableNo. Purely looking at the optics of the trade.
Forget the player involved.
Just look at the trade in isolation, and tell the majority of BF how the AFL can tick off the trade.
From a Suns perspective I have no problem with the trade, as I understand the Suns point of view.
Later in the night the AFL blocked a Brisbane and West Coast trade that only involved late picks and late future picks.
The reason why they blocked it was they felt it left West Coasts to short handed in next years draft.
West Coasts argument was they were moving one pick ahead a year, higher up the draft board, so a better pick, and able to draft a local kid. But AFL still blocked the trade.