The Miami Heat announced that they have recalled KZ Okpala, the 2019 second-round pick who has played for the Sioux Falls Skyforce since December. Miami also called up Gabe Vincent and Kyle Alexander, who are both on two-way contracts with the Heat.
OFFICIAL: The Miami HEAT have recalled KZ Okpala from the Sioux Falls Skyforce, as Kyle Alexander and Gabe Vincent also join the HEAT as part of their two-way contracts.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 4, 2020
Meyers Leonard, who has started all 49 games for the Heat this season, did not make the trip to Los Angeles today. He appeared to sprain his ankle in Miami’s win over the Sixers last night. Erik Spoelstra will have to choose among Kelly Olynyk, James Johnson and Chris Silva for Leonard’s minutes. Alexander is a 6-foot-11 power forward and will also offer Miami more depth in their power rotation.
Okpala has had some nice moments for Sioux Falls lately — including a 22-point, 14-rebound outing. Miami actually called up Vincent just last week due to injuries to Kendrick Nunn and Goran Dragic. But Tyler Herro did not play in the second half of the Sixers game, so it helps to have Vincent available. Herro traveled with the team to Los Angeles.
The Heat will start a five-game West Coast swing tomorrow, with a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Clippers.