The Lions have the personnel but their struggles through the opening half of 2024 are starting to open holes in their premiership pursuit.

With a string of key senior players are sidelined the Lions might look toward adding to their depth for the future, while a shake-up of their draft hand also awaits.

Luring local talent will always be a focus to the Queensland club, with some names from the Sunshine State still off-contract in 2025.

These are five trade options for Brisbane to consider this year...



1. Bailey Scott

A product from Broadbeach, Queensland given his time in the Suns Academy, would Scott be suited to a move back north?

The Roos ball-winner has seen his magnet thrown around the ground under Alastair Clarkson this season as the likes of Zac Fisher, Colby McKercher and Harry Sheezel slot into preferred roles across half-back or on the wing.

Scott has held his spot in the side and is still playing at a good level, but his role isn't giving him the same output that saw him enjoy a career-best year in 2023.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Bailey Scott of the Kangaroos keeps the ball in play during the round one AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Optus Stadium on March 24, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

With the Lions potentially looking at outside midfield options or half-backs, and with Scott's future unsettled, a move to Brisbane could benefit both parties.