The Miami Heat have traded KZ Okpala to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a second-round pick, the team announced. The draft pick will convey in 2026. The Thunder finally give up a draft pick to take a chance on a young player falling out of favor on a contender.
The Heat say they have acquired a 2026 second-round pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a trade for KZ Okpala.— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 9, 2022
Fantasy basketball impact
Okpala has made a minimal impact in Miami, and has been dealing with a wrist injury. He could see some run in Oklahoma City when healthy given the injury to Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, but he might not have much of an impact in fantasy/DFS contests. For the Heat, this doesn’t change their rotation much since Okpala wasn’t really a factor for much of the season.
Don’t expect to see either team’s odds change much when it comes to wins or title futures. The team announced the trade before any of the major news breakers could leak it, showing how inconsequential it is likely to be. For this season, this move will have little value.