THE BIG FIVE DEALS OF THE AFL TRADE WEEK
*Adam Cerra from Fremantle to Carlton
The Blues traded pick No.6 and a future third-round selection to Fremantle to get this deal done. Melbourne had shown a bit of interest in snaring Cerra, but their tight salary cap and unwillingness to let go of Luke Jackson meant they were never a genuine shot.
*Jordan Clark from Geelong to Fremantle
This one became a tad testy, with Clark reportedly hanging up on Geelong list manager Stephen Wells at one point. Wells later said the report wasn't true. Geelong wanted Fremantle's pick 19, or Fremantle's pick No.22 plus a future third-rounder. In the end, Geelong accepted pick No.19 and a future third-rounder, in exchange for Clark and a future fourth-rounder.
*Jordan Dawson from Sydney to Adelaide.
The Swans didn't want to let go of Dawson, but Adelaide's threat to use the pre-season draft to snare their man eventually forced Sydney's hand. The deal was done on the final day, with Sydney begrudgingly accepting a future first-round draft pick, which is tied to premiers Melbourne.
*Peter Ladhams from Port Adelaide to Sydney.
This one took until the final few minutes to get done. Sydney gave up pick No.12 and a future third-round pick in exchange for Ladhams and pick No.16. The 23-year-old was keen on the move after spending most of his 32-game career as a key forward and ruck relief for Scott Lycett.
*Sam Petrevski-Seton from Carlton to West Coast.
In a three-way trade, the Western Bulldogs traded Lewis Young to Carlton, the Blues traded Petrevski-Seton to West Coast and the Eagles traded pick No.52 to the Bulldogs. Petrevski-Seton was pick No.6 in the 2016 national draft, but his struggles this year meant his value tumbled.
TOP 5 TRADES THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN
*Bobby Hill from GWS to Essendon
Hill only made his intentions public last weekend, which meant time was always going to be tight to get it done. Given that Hill is still under contract, the Giants wanted a premium price and in the end Essendon couldn't satisfy them. Collingwood were also sniffing in the background.
*Chad Wingard from Hawthorn to GWS
With the Giants worried about losing Hill, they quickly turned their attention to filling the void. Wingard was their first choice, but the star Hawks forward made it clear he wasn't going anywhere with some not-so-subtle social media posts.
*Luke Breust from Hawthorn to GWS
When the Wingard situation broke down, Breust became the next option. Hawthorn were willing to pay a portion of Breust's salary, but the deal was dead in the water once the 30-year-old told the Hawks he didn't want to leave.
*Rory Lobb from Fremantle to GWS
This deal became a bit of a farce with the Giants not offering anything close to what would satisfy Fremantle. Lobb has two more years on his Fremantle contract to run, but he was willing to take a pay cut in order to secure a longer deal at GWS, where he started his career.
*Sam Powell-Pepper from Port Adelaide to West Coast
Powell-Pepper is desperate for more game time and more midfield minutes, so a return home to WA to play for the Eagles made sense on paper. But with the Eagles in rebuilding mode and unwilling to depart with a high draft pick, the deal for the contracted Powell-Pepper never really got moving.
Australian Associated Press