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King move sees pick six finally finish the longest journey

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Gold Coast's number 6 pick Ben King (right) poses with new teammate Jarrod Harbrow (left) during the 2018 NAB AFL Draft at Marvel Stadium on November 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

KEY tall Ben King's arrival at Gold Coast has capped a remarkable journey for pick six, a selection that travelled 11,319km post-season. 

The 202cm swingman joins South Australians Jack Lukosius and Izak Rankine at the SUNS after No.6 swapped hands six times during the NAB AFL Trade Period.

While brother Max stays home to play for St Kilda, Ben will travel to the Gold Coast on Sunday for a team BBQ before joining in pre-season on Monday morning.

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The story of pick six led much of the discussion in post-season trade movements.

Starting with Fremantle, it was bundled to Port Adelaide in order for the Power to move up the draft order.

Not content with their standing, the Power handed it on to the Lions in return for pick No.5 in a deal that saw Sam Mayes return home to SA. 

Within a matter of hours, Lachie Neale's trade to the Lions had seen No.6 go back to the Dockers before it was on-traded to Melbourne to secure Jesse Hogan. 

The Demons wasted little time in moving it back north, this time to Gold Coast in a transaction that delivered Steven May and Kade Kolodjashnij.

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