Thunder waive KZ Okpala after trade

2022-02-11 23:07
Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder waived KZ Okpala on Friday after acquiring him at the trade deadline Wednesday.

The Thunder sent Miami a 2026 second-round pick in the deal earlier this week.

Okpala, 22, averaged 3.7 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 11.6 minutes in 21 games off the Heat bench this season. He has not played since Dec. 28 due to a wrist injury.

2-pointers this season

Points made: 25,5
Accuracy: 49,5%
Place in standings: 27
Record max: 36
Record min: 14
Most made 2FGs: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Okpala has played in 63 games (nine starts) over three seasons with the Heat and owns career averages of 2.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 11.4 minutes.

As part of the trade, the Thunder and Heat also agreed to amend the 2023 first-round pick that Miami had previously owed to Oklahoma City. That pick is now a protected 2025 first-round pick that will convey as unprotected in 2026.


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