THIS year's predicted player exodus from Greater Western Sydney is starting to take shape, with dashing defenders Curtly Hampton and Nathan Wilson attracting growing rival interest.
GWS has done remarkably well this year to re-sign key youngsters Jeremy Cameron, Dylan Shiel, Devon Smith, Stephen Coniglio and Will Hoskin-Elliott.
The only young Giants star who remains uncontracted is Adam Treloar, with the midfielder being heavily courted by Collingwood, North Melbourne and Richmond.
But GWS' unparalleled depth of young talent and the requirement to cut its senior list by two players in 2016 meant it was always likely to lose some of its opportunity-starved youngsters at the end of this season.
AFL.com.au understands Hampton and Wilson shape as two fringe players who could depart the Giants in October's trade period after their outstanding form in the NEAFL this year.
Hampton, 22, is contracted to the end of 2016, but has attracted interest from Adelaide and Collingwood.
Wilson is understood to be on the radar of both clubs in his home state Western Australia, while Adelaide and Port Adelaide are also believed to be circling the 22-year-old.
Hampton played 45 games in his first two-and-a-half seasons at GWS, but injury sidelined him for much of the second half of last year.
The rebounding defender was dropped this year after the round one win over St Kilda and spent the next 10 rounds in the NEAFL, where he was named in the Giants' best players in six games.
The Northern Territory product finally earned a senior recall in round 14 against Richmond. He has since retained his spot but started as the Giants' substitute last weekend against Gold Coast.
Wilson has played 26 games in his four seasons at the Giants, including seven this year, four of which he started as substitute.
In his six NEAFL games this season, Wilson has been named in the Giants' best players every time.
He has not played a senior game since the round 12 loss to North Melbourne.
The West Australian was one of the Giants' original 17-year-old access selections along with the likes of Cameron, Treloar and Shiel.
He started his career as a small forward but has enjoyed a switch to half-back over the past two seasons.
The Giants recruited Hampton as a Northern Territory Zone selection in 2011.