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Six appeal: Giants move up draft order after pick swap with Saints

GREATER Western Sydney and St Kilda have completed a pick swap that could enable the Giants to skip ahead of a bid on Academy jet Tom Green during next month's NAB AFL Draft.

The Giants parted with picks No.12 and No.18 to secure pick No.6 from the Saints, also receiving pick No.59 as part of the deal completed on Thursday afternoon.

It leaves the club with a number of options in an effort to jump a bid on the highly coveted Green, who is a big-bodied midfielder in the mould of Carlton skipper Patrick Cripps.

It can either remain where it is and hope that Green doesn't attract a bid inside the top five of the draft, or negotiate further with clubs higher in the order to jump up again.

The trade will also have ramifications on St Kilda's bid to secure Fremantle midfielder Bradley Hill, with the Dockers after two first-round draft picks for the wantaway speedster.

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The Saints now have picks No.12 and No.18 to negotiate a trade for Hill.

In terms of the Draft Value Index (DVI) the Saints are the big winners with their two picks totaling 2253 points, while the Giants' two picks are worth 1909 points.

"This deal strengthens our draft hand by giving us a high first-round selection," Giants footy boss Wayne Campbell said upon completion of the trade.

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"It will allow us to bring in a quality talent that will complement our list, while the early fourth round pick gives us additional flexibility across our draft hand.

"We will continue to look to strengthen our playing list and draft hand over the remainder of the Trade Period."

Draft value index
ROUND ONE   ROUND TWO ROUND THREE ROUND FOUR ROUND FIVE
Pick/Pts Pick/Pts Pick/Pts Pick/Pts Pick/Pts
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  

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