KZ Okpala

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  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala impressed with his defensive play on Friday, according to Heat head coach Erik Spolestra.

    The 32nd pick in the draft has had a slow start this summer after he missed all of Summer League, and is still getting used to the speed of the NBA game. He could end up in the G League if he is not getting reliable playing time on a fairly deep Heat roster. If he were to earn minutes, he could emerge as a defensive specialist for deep fantasy leagues.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala and Chris Silva (sprained left knee) will not play for the rest of Summer League.

    Okpala, the 32nd pick in the draft, did not play at all in Vegas after he was held up in transaction formalities. Silva was signed to an Exhibit 10 contract yesterday, so he's not missing out on a chance at a spot by being ruled out here.

    Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    Coach Eric Glass doesn't expect KZ Okpala to play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    It looks like Okpala won't be making a Summer League appearance. We'll get our first looks at him in the fall.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala will not suit up against the Magic for Tuesday's Summer League game as the team wants him to get up to speed before inserting him into game action.

    Okpala officially became a member of the Heat on Sunday, so it's understandable to see him play catch up for a few days. Okpala will get another opportunity at a Summer League game on Wednesday.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    The Heat are not sure if rookie KZ Okpala will suit up in Summer League.

    Okpala looks like an athletic wing with a solid jumper, which lines up with the sort of players that the Heat have been hoping to mold in recent seasons. He officially became a member of the Heat yesterday and the team wants him to get up to speed before putting him on the court.

    Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala will be missing the Heat's Summer League game vs. the Jazz on Sunday.

    Okpala is joining the Heat via a draft day trade which was just completed yesterday, so this comes as no surprise. Hopefully, we can catch a glimpse of what he can do in their next game,

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala will become a member of the Miami Heat after being selected at pick 32 in Thursday's draft.

    The Heat acquired this pick from the Pacers for three future second-rounders to grab Okpala. Okpala will fill in as a big athletic wing with a good jump shot, which falls into the vein of some of the pieces already on the roster. We'll see if there's enough playing time on the Heat, especially if they add pieces in free agency.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter