Last Game
Mon, Nov 28
vs Phoenix Suns (14-6)
  • Golden 1 Center
122
Final
117

Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
14-6 7-3 W5
12-9 6-4 W1
10-9 7-3 L3
11-10 7-3 W3
7-12 5-5 L1

2022 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 7.2 1.6 46.2 0.9 0.4

Top KZ Okpala News

  • Kings' KZ Okpala: Re-appears in rotation

    Okpala recorded seven points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 21 minutes during Friday's 122-104 loss to Boston.

    Okpala's playing time marked a season high. Prior to Friday, he had combined for just 14 minutes across two appearances throughout November. The 23-year-old racked up four fouls in his limited run and remains a fringe rotation piece in Sacramento at the moment.

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  • Kings' KZ Okpala: Moving to bench

    Okpala will move to the bench for Thursday's game against the Grizzlies, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.

    While Okpala has started all three games to open the season, the wind of change seemed in the air when he logged only four minutes Sunday against the Warriors. Rookie Keegan Murray will replace him in the starting unit.

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  • Kings' KZ Okpala: Set to start Wednesday

    Okpala will start Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Trail Blazers, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.

    With Keegan Murray (COVID-19 protocols) unavailable for Wednesday's contest, Okpala will get the start at power forward in his absence. In 21 appearances with the Heat last season, Okpala averaged 3.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in 11.6 minutes per game. He figures to shift back to a reserve role once Murray is cleared to return.

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  • Kings' KZ Okpala: Gets the nod Friday

    Okpala will start in Friday's preseason matchup with the Lakers, James Ham of ESPN 1320 Sacramento reports.

    Okpala will get the start Friday with Keegan Murray (illness) out. The fourth-year forward out of Stanford will look to get more playing time with the Kings than he did with the Heat, as he only appeared in 63 games over three seasons. Okpala will be one of the Kings' primary backup forwards this season.

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  • KZ Okpala: Agrees to deal with Kings

    Okpala signed a two-year deal with the Kings on Friday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    The 23-year-old was traded to the Thunder last year but was waived without appearing in a single game for the team. Now Okpala reunites with Nigerian National Team head coach Mike Brown in Sacramento. The 6-foot-8 forward is set to compete amongst Keegan Murray, Trey Lyles and Chimezie Metu for playing time next season.

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  • Thunder's KZ Okpala: Waived by OKC

    Okpala (wrist) was waived by the Thunder on Friday, Andrew Schlecht of The Athletic reports.

    This news clears up the surprising reports of Okpala not being on Friday's injury report -- it turns out he wasn't on the team anymore. It's possible Okpala's wrist issue is, in fact, too much of a hindrance for the Thunder to hang onto him for the remainder of the season. More information regarding the confusing situation -- the Thunder gave up a second-round pick in the trade -- may arrive eventually.

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  • Thunder's KZ Okpala: Not listed on injury report

    Okpala (wrist) is not listed on the Thunder's injury report ahead of Friday's contest against the 76ers, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.

    Okpala hasn't taken the court since Dec. 28 due to a wrist injury, but in a surprising turn of events, the third-year forward appears to be trending towards being available Friday. If he does suit up, Okpala would be making his Thunder debut after being traded by the Heat in exchange for a 2026 second-round pick. However, even if he is available, it's unlikely he garners a big enough role to crack fantasy relevancy.

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  • Thunder's KZ Okpala: Traded to Oklahoma City

    Okpala (wrist) was traded from the Heat to the Thunder on Wednesday in exchange for a 2026 second-round pick.

    Okpala hasn't taken the court since Dec. 28 due to a wrist injury, and it's not yet clear when he'll be able to return in spite of his day-to-day designation from the Heat. However, he'll presumably be unavailable for Oklahoma City's game against the Raptors on Wednesday. It's not yet clear whether the Thunder will keep Okpala, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports. If he remains with the organization, he should provide an additional option off the bench once healthy after he averaged 3.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in 11.6 minutes per game across 21 appearances to begin the season.

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  • Heat's KZ Okpala: Won't play Monday

    Okpala (wrist) has been ruled out for Monday's contest against the Wizards.

    The Heat continue to treat Okpala as day-to-day, though he hasn't played since Dec. 28. His next chance to take the court is Thursday in New Orleans.

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  • Heat's KZ Okpala: Out Saturday

    Okpala (wrist) is out Saturday against the Hornets.

    The Heat continue to treat Okpala as day-to-day, though he hasn't played since Dec. 28. His next chance to take the court is Monday against the Wizards.

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  • Heat's KZ Okpala: Still out Thursday

    Okpala (wrist) has been ruled out for Thursday's game at San Antonio, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Okpala continues to be unavailable due to a sprained right wrist and will miss his 18th straight game. It's unclear when he'll return to action for Miami.

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  • Heat's KZ Okpala: Out again Tuesday

    Okpala (wrist) has been ruled out for Tuesday's contest against the Raptors, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Okpala has been sidelined by a sprained right wrist since late December, and his absence will continue Tuesday. The third-year forward remains without a timetable for a potential return.

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  • Heat's KZ Okpala: Won't play Monday

    Okpala (wrist) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Celtics.

    Okpala has been sidelined by a sprained right wrist since late December, and his absence will continue Monday. He's also likely to be sidelined for the second half of the back-to-back set Tuesday versus the Raptors.

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  • Heat's KZ Okpala: Remains out Saturday

    Okpala (wrist) is out Saturday against Toronto.

    Okpala hasn't played since Dec. 28 due to a right wrist sprain. A timetable for his return isn't yet clear.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Orange County, CA
Age: 23
School: Stanford
Experience: 3