2022 Trade Deadline

Heat trade KZ Okpala to Thunder for future second-round pick

The Thunder acquire the forward from the Heat for a second-round pick in 2026.

KZ Okpala is averaging 3.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game this season.

The Miami Heat have added a future asset via a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for forward KZ Okpala, the Heat announced Wednesday.

Miami receives:

  • 2026 second-round pick

Oklahoma City receives: 

  • KZ Okpala

Okpala has appeared in 63 games in his career, all of which were with the Heat. A second-round pick in the 2019 draft, he has shown steady improvement in his career and is averaging 3.7 ppg and 2.0 rpg while shooting 43.5% overall and 34.6% on 3-pointers through 21 games season.

For Miami, the trade gives the Heat a second-round pick in the years to come as the Thunder part with one of their many future Draft assets.

There are some caveats to the pick.

Per the Heat, the 2026 second-round pick will be the lessor from either Oklahoma City, Dallas or Philadelphia, which are owed to the Thunder. Additionally, the Heat and Thunder have agreed to amend the protections of the first-round pick already owed to Oklahoma City via the Clippers originally from Miami to a 2025 first-round protected pick, and if not conveyed, to a 2026 unprotected pick.