KZ Okpala

KZ Okpala

Height/Weight: 6' 8"/215 lbs
Born: Anaheim, California
College: Stanford
Draft: 2019 2nd round (2nd pick) by the

    With season-ending wrist surgery up next, Miami Heat waive former Jayhawk Marcus Garrett

    Former Kansas guard Marcus Garrett has been waived by the Miami Heat after a wrist injury forced him into season-ending surgery. According to a report from The Miami Herald, Garrett, 23, will have surgery to fix the “instability in his right wrist” and remain around the organization while going through rehab. Garrett has not played for the Heat since December, with tendinitis in the wrist plaguing him throughout the season.

  • Hot Hot Hoops

    New book details Pat Riley's move from Knicks to Heat

    Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Herring released his book Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks Tuesday. And the New York Times published an excerpt that details Pat Riley’s 1995 move from the Knicks to the Miami Heat, a franchise that had its inaugural season in the 1988-89 year. The excerpt opens with a vignette of Riley and veteran guard Doc Rivers — who is now the coach of the Philadelphia 76ers — “loudly trading expletives.

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    Watch how LeBron James helped Dwyane Wade celebrate his 40th birthday in Los Angeles

    Former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade celebrated his 40th birthday with a party that included two members of his 2003 NBA Draft class.