JUNE 15 doesn't sound that long ago.
But for both Adelaide and Carlton, it will seem like an eternity.
After that weekend's round of games, the Crows sat relatively comfortably inside the top four and the Blues were a game clear in dead last on the AFL Ladder.
>> FULL INDICATIVE DRAFT ORDER BELOW
Their future pick swap – which saw the two sides exchange 2019 first-round selections to allow Carlton to nab Liam Stocker last November – looked like a disaster for the Blues.
Stocker managed five games in his debut season. Picture: AFL Photos
However, from there, it has been anything but.
Adelaide dramatically lost seven of its last nine games to drop seven spots on the ladder, while Carlton won five of its last nine matches to move up two spots on the table.
It has made their controversial trade all the more fascinating.
While determining the 'winner' of the trade remains purely subjective, the Blues got the upper hand in the deal according to the AFL's Draft Value Index (DVI) – which provides arguably the most objective way of predicting the worth of each draft pick.
Carlton, having secured pick No.8 in this year's NAB AFL Draft and pick No.19 last year to secure Stocker, amassed a total of 2499 DVI points from the trade. Adelaide, having acquired pick No.3, got 2234 DVI points – a total of 265 fewer than the Blues.
However, another factor to consider will be whether Gold Coast gets a priority pick.
If it does, it would push Adelaide's selection back to No.4 and Carlton's back to No.9, which would equate to even fewer DVI points for the Crows (383 fewer than the Blues).
Perhaps it's why Adelaide will be vocal in opposing such a move ahead of November.
It's been an intriguing few months following this trade. Maybe the drama isn't over yet.
How the trade panned out
Adelaide: Pick 3 (2234 DVI Points)
Carlton: Pick 8 and Liam Stocker (2499 DVI Points)
Difference: Carlton +265 DVI Points
And what if the suns get a priority pick?
Adelaide: Pick 4 (2034 DVI Points)
Carlton: Pick 9 and Liam Stocker (2417 DVI Points)
Difference: Carlton +383 DVI Points
Indicative draft order after round 23
|GCFC||1. Gold Coast|
|ADEL||3. Adelaide (tied to Carlton)|
|STK||5. St Kilda|
|NMFC||7. North Melbourne|
|CARL||8. Carlton (tied to Adelaide)|
|PORT||9. Port Adelaide|
|GWS||11. Greater Western Sydney (tied to Essendon)|
|WB||12. Western Bulldogs|
|GWS||13. Greater Western Sydney|
|WCE||14. West Coast|
|BL||15. Brisbane (tied to Collingwood)|
|GCFC||17. Gold Coast (tied to Brisbane)|
|BL||19. Brisbane (tied to Gold Coast)|
|ADEL||21. Adelaide (tied to Carlton)|
|WCE||22. West Coast (tied to Sydney)|
|SYD||23. Sydney (tied to St Kilda)|
|NMFC||25. North Melbourne|
|PORT||27. Port Adelaide|
|WB||30. Western Bulldogs|
|ESS||31. Essendon (tied to Greater Western Sydney)|
|WCE||32. West Coast|
|RICH||37. Richmond (tied to Gold Coast)|
|WB||41. Western Bulldogs (tied to St Kilda)|
|BL||42. Brisbane (tied to Fremantle)|
|NMFC||43. North Melbourne|
|CARL||44. Carlton (tied to Adelaide)|
|HAW||45. Hawthorn (tied to Port Adelaide)|
|WB||46. Western Bulldogs (tied to Hawthorn)|
|WB||48. Western Bulldogs|
|GWS||49. Greater Western Sydney|
|SYD||50. Sydney (tied to West Coast)|
|GCFC||52. Gold Coast (tied to Richmond)|
|STK||55. St Kilda (tied to Gold Coast)|
|SYD||57. Sydney (tied to Carlton)|
|WCE||59. West Coast (tied to St Kilda)|
|ESS||60. Essendon (tied to Fremantle)|
|PORT||61. Port Adelaide (tied to North Melbourne)|
|PORT||62. Port Adelaide (tied to Adelaide)|
|PORT||63. Port Adelaide|
|COLL||64. Collingwood (tied to Hawthorn)|
|PORT||66. Port Adelaide (tied to Western Bulldogs)|
|CARL||67. Carlton (tied to Greater Western Sydney)|
|STK||68. St Kilda (tied to West Coast)|
|NMFC||71. North Melbourne|
|RICH||72. Richmond (tied to Geelong)|
|GCFC||73. Gold Coast|
|GWS||75. Greater Western Sydney (tied to Carlton)|
|STK||77. St Kilda|
|NMFC||79. North Melbourne|
|CARL||80.Carlton (tied to Adelaide)|
|PORT||81. Port Adelaide|
|WB||84. Western Bulldogs|
|GWS||85. Greater Western Sydney|
|GCFC||86. Gold Coast (tied to West Coast)|
|HAW||87. Hawthorn (tied to Collingwood)|
AFL DRAFT VALUE INDEX
|ROUND ONE||ROUND TWO||ROUND THREE||ROUND FOUR||ROUND FIVE|
|1. 3000||19. 948||37. 483||55. 207||73. 9|
|2. 2517||20. 912||38. 465||56. 194||74. -|
|3. 2234||21. 878||39. 446||57. 182|
|4. 2034||22. 845||40. 429||58. 170|
|5. 1878||23. 815||41. 412||59. 158|
|6. 1751||24. 785||42. 395||60. 146|
|7. 1644||25. 756||43. 378||61. 135|
|8. 1551||26. 729||44. 362||62. 123|
|9. 1469||27. 703||45. 347||63. 112|
|10. 1395||28. 677||46. 331||64. 101|
|11. 1329||29. 653||47. 316||65. 90|
|12. 1268||30. 629||48. 302||66. 80|
|13. 1212||31. 606||49. 287||67. 69|
|14. 1161||32. 584||50. 273||68. 59|
|15. 1112||33. 563||51. 259||69. 49|
|16. 1067||34. 542||52. 246||70. 39|
|17. 1025||35. 522||53. 233||71. 29|
|18. 985||36. 502||54. 220||72. 19|