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Heat assign KZ Okpala to Skyforce

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The G League assignment will allow Okpala to get more game experience.

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The Miami Heat’s official Twitter account said that the team has assigned KZ Okpala to their G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Daryl Macon, who is on a two-way contract with the Heat, rejoined Miami.

Okpala has played in just three games this season, all of which came during garbage time. He’s also just recovered from an Achilles injury that sidelined him for most of the season. Going to Sioux Falls will provide a chance for the 2019 second-round pick to have game experience and expand his repertoire. Duncan Robinson’s time in the G League last year helped him become better at making 3s after dribble handoffs.

The 6-foot-8 Okpala, who played college basketball for two years at Stanford, was touted for his two-way ability before the 2019 NBA Draft.