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Olynyk of Kamloops signs big-money deal with Detroit Pistons

Olynyk will earn more than US$12 million per season with the Pistons
Kelly Olynyk
Kelly Olynyk (right) will make more than U.S.$12 million per season with the Detroit Pistons.

Kamloops big man Kelly Olynyk cashed in on Monday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Olynyk, 30, signed a three-year, US$37 million deal with the Detroit Pistons, joining the NBA club that finished last in Eastern Conference standings in 2020-2021 with a record of 20-52.

The South Kamloops secondary graduate averaged 13.5 points, seven rebounds and 2.9 assists in 70 games last season split between the Miami Heat and Houston Rockets.

Olynyk's estimated career earnings, including this upcoming season with the Pistons, in total cash are US$69,907,816, according to spotrac.com.