It’s hard being just outside a top four team. It’s even harder when the team has a rude run of health, and you’re a utility that cover almost anyone.
After playing at least 11 games a year for the past four years, Tom Cutler only managed three this year – just on the outer of a fast rising Lions outfit. Originally from Victoria, Cutler requested a move home, for both location and opportunity.
Cutler is shown as having about the value of a third rounder according to PAPLEY – indicative of the lack of opportunity he has had to get on the park this year. If he finds a consistent role at the Dons, he could outshoot this projection.
This trade sees Cutler go for almost exactly his predicted value.
The Lions get almost nothing in return immediately as a result of this trade, with the third rounder next year potentially being used on Academy players.
Verdict: Fair trade all around.