Former No.1 draft pick, Bryce Gibbs has officially joined the Crows on a four-year deal.
The 28-year-old will join Adelaide in exchange for picks 10, 16 and 73 from this year’s draft and next year’s second round selection.
Meanwhile, Carlton has also sent pick 77 and next year’s second and third round selections back to the Crows.
Gibbs requested a trade home to Adelaide last season, however, the Crows would not meet Carlton’s demands of two first round draft selections for the former No.1 draft pick.
But 12 months on, the two sides have agreed to a trade for the 2014 John Nicholls Medalist.
“This deal presents much better value compared to what was first discussed 12 months ago with the return of future draft picks from Carlton, in what we consider a very strong draft, a key component for us,” Adelaide list manager Justin Reid said.
“To be able to bring in an A-grade midfielder and improve our position for next year’s draft is a great result for our Club.
“Bryce is not only a quality player, but a quality person as well and he will have an immediate impact on our playing group both on and off the field.”
Gibbs has played 231 games for Carlton since making his debut in Round 1, 2007.
- Carlton receive: Pick 10, pick 16, pick 73, 2018 Rd2.
- Adelaide receive: Bryce Gibbs, pick 77, 2018 Rd2, 2018 Rd3.
Gibbs’ addition to the side could well add the missing ingredient to help propel the Crows to the flag in 2018. Adelaide is currently one of the favourite for the premiership next season, along with Sydney, GWS and Richmond.
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