KZ Okpala

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  • Chris Silva
    C, Miami Heat

    In a couple minor Heat updates, Chris Silva (left groin strain) is questionable for Monday's Game 4 against the Pacers while KZ Okpala (personal) has been removed from the injury report.

    Neither player will be in the mix for minutes even when available. Silva has been one of Miami's inactives through the first three games against the Pacers while Okpala isn't a consideration to crack the rotation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    The Heat will be without KZ Okpala and Gabe Vincent for Game 1 against the Pacers on Tuesday.

    Okpala remains away from the team for personal reasons while Vincent is nursing a right shoulder sprain. Both are developmental pieces for the Heat and are not expected to see any playing time even when they are healthy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (neck strain) did not participate in Sunday's practice.

    The Heat go for Game 1 on Tuesday so Jones still has a chance to get back on the court tomorrow, which is remarkable considering he was stretchered off the court on Friday. If he is able to play it'll give the Heat some more punch in the forward rotation and Jones would give them another possible cover for the Pacers' more athletic players. Gabe Vincent (shoulder) and KZ Okpala (personal) joined Jones on the sidelines today but will not be in the rotation, even when healthy.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala remains away for personal reasons and won't play on Monday.

    Okpala isn't in Miami's rotation anyway but this will mark his third straight absence for a personal matter. Hopefully all is well with him.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala (right Achilles tendinitis) is officially out for Tuesday's scrimmage.

    Earlier this morning it was speculated that Okpala would get the day off as he works through a minor injury, and now it's official. This won't change anything for fantasy purposes.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    Erik Spoelstra said on Monday that he expects all 17 players on the Heat’s roster to be available for Tuesday’s scrimmage, with the possible exception of rookie forward KZ Okpala.

    “KZ is working through some of his tendinitis, so we’ve been measured with his last couple practices,” Spoelstra said. “He was not available last game. He might be available tomorrow, but we’ll just have to wait and see.” The rookie was never a part of the rotation and spent most of the year playing in the G League. With the Heat entertaining a healthy roster it’s unlikely that he steps on the court.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    Kz Okpala averaged 1.4 points, 1.0 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocks on .600 shooting in five games for 438/428 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.

    Okpala spent most of his season in the G-league to develop his skills as the second round pick only played in five games this year.

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    Kz Okpala's offensive game has come a long way since January according to Heat Vice President and Assistant GM, Adam Simon.

    Okpala is already viewed as an NBA-ready defender, and once his offensive game is up to speed the Heat will have a hard time not getting him into the rotation. He spent 20 games in the G League and five with the Heat before the suspension slowed down his progression in 2020. Okpala got off to a slow start due to injuries, and a trade on draft day took away his chance to play in summer league. While this season is unlikely to amount to anything, Okpala is someone to watch in deeper leagues next year.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    The Heat have assigned KZ Okpala to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the G League.

    The Heat want to get him regular playing time which hasn't happened much in the NBA. Okpala was recalled last Wednesday and scored seven points on Friday against the Kings.

    Source: Miami Heat on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    The Heat have recalled KZ Okpala from the G League ahead of Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    With the Heat dealing with uncertainty regarding Justise Winslow, Tyler Herro and Meyers Leonard, the team needed some more depth. Okpala is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (right groin contusion) is being listed as available to play against the Hawks on Tuesday.

    Feel free to get Adebayo back into your lineups. Adebayo has been fantastic this year with top-50/40 value in 9/8 cat leagues. KZ Okpala (Achilles) will also be available for the game.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala (left Achilles) has been upgraded to questionable ahead of Tuesday's game.

    Okpala has been out since late October, and there's probably no room for him in the rotation anyway. He's not on the radar but this upgrade is good news.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala (left Achilles) will remain sidelined on Sunday.

    Okpala has appeared in two games so far in his rookie season, but he's been out with his Achilles issue since the end of October. Fantasy managers shouldn't be waiting on him at all.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones (left groin/hip) is out for Friday's game, as is KZ Okpala (left Achilles).

    The Heat have yet to issue an update on either player's condition, and they'll both be considered out indefinitely until one comes along. Jones is the only one who has a shot at serious fantasy value this year.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (left hip) and KZ Okpala (left Achilles) are both being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's matchup against the Rockets.

    Jones Jr. has the talent to play himself into a role if he can get himself healthy and stay that way. Okpala has only appeared in two games this season and remains off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Heat on Twitter