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4 KZ Okpala SF

Miami Heat

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Player Updates

February 26, 2021 11:56 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Hauls in four rebounds Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala recorded zero points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds and one assist over eight minutes in Friday's 124-116 win over the Jazz.

Okpala hasn't been part of Miami's rotation recently, but he had his highest minutes total in nearly a month during Friday's win. He failed to convert on either of his field goal attempts, but he had some success on the boards. However, Okpala is unlikely to be very relevant in fantasy in the near future.

February 1, 2021 07:08 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala isn't starting Monday's game against Charlotte, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Okpala started three of the last four contests for the Heat, but he'll head back to the bench for Monday evening's clash. Kelly Olynyk is back in the starting five at power forward as a result.

January 30, 2021 09:08 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala will start Saturday's game against the Kings, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

Despite Jimmy Butler (COVID-19 protocols) being back in the lineup, Okpala will get the nod over Kelly Olynyk. In games where Okpala has seen double-digit minutes, he's averaged 5.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 22.3 minutes.

January 25, 2021 05:52 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Good to go Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala (knee) is available Monday at Brooklyn, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The 21-year-old was considered questionable with a left knee sprain, but he'll be back on the court Monday. Okpala could have an increased role with Jimmy Butler (COVID-19 protocols) and Maurice Harkless (thigh) sitting out versus the Nets.

January 24, 2021 09:24 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Questionable for Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala (knee) is questionable for Monday's game against the Nets.

Okpala played just 10 minutes in Miami's loss to Brooklyn on Saturday, but he apparently sustained a left knee sprain in the matchup. If he's unable to play, Andre Iguodala, Precious Achiuwa and Duncan Robinson could see increased roles for the Heat.

January 20, 2021 07:08 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Moves back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala is not starting Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

The 21-year-old started the past two contests, though he played only four minutes during Monday's matchup with Detroit. Jimmy Butler (COVID-19 protocols) remains unavailable, but that doesn't mean Okpala is poised for a significant role off the bench.

January 17, 2021 01:48 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Efficient shooting in first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) recorded 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-5 3Pt, a rebound and an assist across 27 minutes in Saturday's 120-100 loss to the Pistons.

After sitting out the previous two games in accordance in the league's COVID-19 protocols, Okpala was one of several players cleared to return. With Jimmy Butler still unavailable while waiting to clear the protocol, however, Okpala was able to pick up his first start of the season. He demonstrated some quality three-point shooting and paid off for those that used him in DFS, but he'll likely fall into a small role off the bench once Butler is back in action.

January 16, 2021 07:36 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala (COVID-19 protocols) will play and start Saturday against the Pistons.

Okpala is getting the surprise start Saturday while the Heat still deal with a thin roster due to injuries and health protocols. Okpala has played 41 minutes this season, totaling five points, eight rebounds, two steals and one assist.

January 15, 2021 06:00 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Considered questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala (COVID-19 protocol) is in the questionable boat for Saturday's game against the Pistons, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel report.

Okpala joins seven other Heat players on the questionable list in addition to three more already ruled out for the contest. More information on his and the rest of his teammates' statuses should be released at some point Saturday.

January 12, 2021 06:08 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: To remain out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala (COVID-19 protocols) will remain out for Thursday's game against the 76ers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The second-year wing is one of several players who will not be available for either of Miami's matchups with the Sixers this week.

January 11, 2021 05:28 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala will not be available for Tuesday's game against the 76ers due to the league's COVID-19 protocol, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The second-year wing is one of eight Heat players who will be sidelined with virus-related concerns Tuesday. At this time, it's unclear if he'll miss multiple games.

December 31, 2020 11:56 AM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Sees extended run in blowout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala played 27 minutes off the bench and totaled three points (1-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and one steal Tuesday in the Heat's 144-97 loss to the Bucks.

Okpala turned some heads with his play during the preseason, but he found himself outside of the rotation for the Heat's first two games of the regular season. However, with the Heat falling behind big early Tuesday and two key forwards sitting out in Jimmy Butler (ankle) and Andre Iguodala (rest), Okpala had the opportunity to make his 2020-21 debut. While Okpala didn't light it up, he notably opened the second half with the starters, and he could get a chance to work with the top unit in Wednesday's rematch with the contest. Iguodala is due to return, but Butler is set to miss a second straight game.

December 19, 2020 06:12 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Lights up Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala scored 24 points (9-15 FG, 6-10 3PT, 0-1 FT) to go with five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 34 minutes during Friday's 117-105 preseason win over Toronto.

Okpala drew the start with Jimmy Butler being rested and did not disappoint as he scored a team-high 24 points in a team-high 34 minutes. Despite the strong performance, the forward is unlikely to see much usage during the regular season as a depth option for Miami.

December 18, 2020 06:40 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Starting in preseason finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala will start in Friday's preseason finale against the Raptors, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

With Jimmy Butler out for rest, coach Erik Spoelstra will give Okpala a starting opportunity. In his first preseason appearance, he posted three points and one rebound in 20.1 minutes.

August 23, 2020 07:00 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Off injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala (personal) doesn't appear on the Heat's injury report ahead of Monday's Game 4 against the Pacers.

Okpala has yet to make his debut in Orlando since the NBA restarted its season in late July. Even if Okpala dresses Monday, coach Erik Spoelstra is unlikely to ask the rookie to play meaningful minutes, given his lack of recent game action.

August 22, 2020 03:08 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Out for Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala (personal) is out for Saturday's Game 3 against the Pacers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Okpala has yet to play in Orlando and continues to be listed on the injury report due to "personal reasons." The rookie out of Stanford has appeared in only five games for Miami this season.

August 19, 2020 05:40 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Remains out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala (personal) is out for Game 2 against the Pacers on Thursday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Okpala is yet to play in Orlando and continues to be listed on the injury report due to "personal reasons." The rookie out of Stanford has appeared in only five games for Miami this season.

August 18, 2020 11:56 AM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Still out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala (personal) will not play in Tuesday's Game 1 against Indiana.

Okpala is yet to play in Orlando and continues to be listed on the injury report due to "personal reasons." The rookie out of Stanford has appeared in only five games for Miami this season.

August 14, 2020 12:20 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Won't play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala (personal) was ruled out for Friday's game against the Pacers.

The 21-year-old hasn't seen the court since the season resumed, and that won't change for the final seeding game Friday. Okpala averaged 5.2 minutes in five games this season and is unlikely to be a factor for Miami in the playoffs.

August 6, 2020 02:40 PM
Heat's KZ Okpala: Out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okpala (personal) will not be available Thursday against Milwaukee, Andre Fernandez of Front Page 305 reports.

The rookie has not been in the rotation all season, so his absence carries few, if any, fantasy ramifications.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultMinPTSREBASTTOSTLBLK
02/26vs UTAW 124-1168041100
02/24vs TORW 116-1080000000
02/22@ OKCW 108-942000000
02/20@ LALW 96-940000000
02/18@ SACW 118-1101000000
02/17@ GSL 112-1200000000
02/15@ LACL 118-1250000000
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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonteamGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2020-21MIA17179123336.472035.02633.3331.94
2019-20MIA5263560.011250.071.40
Total22205153839.572133.33837.5401.82
More Stats
SeasonteamGMINREBRPGASTAPGSTLSPGBLKBPGTOMPG
2020-21MIA17179241.4170.4130.1820.12910.5
2019-20MIA52651.0010.2020.4010.2015.2
Total22205291.3280.3650.2330.14109.3
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-8/215
Birthdate:
04/28/1999
Age:
21
Hometown:
Nigeria
Team:
Miami Heat
School:
Stanford
NBA Experience:
1