The Suns secured two fringe players from the Tigers in this deal, with 21-year-old Ellis and 26-year-old Miles both seeking opportunities elsewhere after being relegated to the VFL for the majority of 2018.
Miles was not given a game at the highest level this season and was awarded the J.J Liston Trophy as the best and fairest player in the VFL. Miles averaged 23 disposals and five clearances for the Tigers in the 2015 season after moving from the Giants in 2013.
Ellis has also struggled for consistent game time since being drafted at pick 12 by the Tigers in 2014 and only managed to play four games this season, averaging only 12 disposals per game when given his opportunity.
For the Suns, they add depth to their midfield with Miles especially to play a crucial role as an inside midfielder for the struggling side. Ellis can play as both a midfielder and defender, and has a racking left foot when given the chance to use it.
Ellis can use the ball quite well, which will be an important addition to the Suns’ side.
The Gold Coast have been desperate for players who have been in the AFL system for a period and these two can help fill that void.
A deal that relatively means nothing for the Tigers, who were able to clear two players off their list. The Suns will be hoping they got a bargain for the two.