Otukolo is seen as a huge up and comer with massive potential.
He won't be on massive coin due to being so young and inexperienced.
As far as I'm aware, we still have some top 30 space for next year.
I can't see ANY upside in Warriors releasing him early. Can you?
Would love to hear of any other situations where a young potential star has been released 2 years early with out any compensation or upside for the team doing the releasing.
I just don't think it happens
Maybe he's not progressing as much as we'd like, maybe we don't see him as a future star, maybe he just wants to leave because there's too many in front of him and there's more benefit to us to have the extra roster spot.
Don't know really, but young guys moving for an opportunity happens all the time. Usually it's when they get signed a year out and their current club just releases them early, but *shrugs* it is what it is. No point holding him if we or him don't see a future for him in Warriors colours I suppose.
As for compensation, it rarely happens in any situation where a contract ends early. Usually it's more a case of "we'll release him once we find an adequate replacement" but that rarely comes from the other club.