Does Kelly Olynyk Have A Wife? His Family, Ethnicity, Contract & Facts

Published Date: 24 Aug, 2020 Updated date: 09 Oct, 2020 By Daniel Roffer

Kelly Olynyk has a great influence from his parents, who both had jobs in basketball. He is in the sixth stint of his NBA career with an impressive record and stats so far.

Kelly Olynyk is a Canadian professional basketball player, who plays as a power forward for the NBA team, Miami Heat. He represents the Canada men’s national basketball team and helped to win a bronze medal at the 2015 FIBA AmeriCup.

Kelly Olynyk Bio; Age, Family, Ethnicity

Kelly Tyler Olynyk was born on 19 April 1991 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada that makes him 29 years of age. He is the son of basketball coach Ken Olynyk and basketball official Arlene Olynyk. His father Ken served as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Toronto from 1989 to 2002 and the Canadian junior men’s national team from 1983 to 1996.

Meanwhile, his mother was a women’s basketball referee at Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS; now U Sports). She was a scorekeeper for the NBA team Toronto Raptors. Both his parents were athletic as his father played basketball at Simon Fraser University and Laurentian University and his mother played basketball at the University of Lethbridge.

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Olynyk has two sisters named Jesse and Maya Olynyk. Jesse played rugby at the University of Victoria. Similarly, his younger sister Maya plays college basketball as a guard at the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. He is Canadian-Ukrainian by ethnicity as his ancestors immigrated to Canada from Ukraine.

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College, Height, Weight

Kelly did not attend a high school in the United States and explored much in US basketball. He pursued his high school education at South Kamloops Secondary School in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. He was exposed to basketball since his early age under the guidance of his father.

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Olynyk then went to Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. There, he graduated with a 3.53 GPA in a bachelor’s degree in accounting at age 22 in December 2013. Moreover, he played college basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs from 2009 to 2013. He stands at a height of 7 feet (2.13 meters) and has a bodyweight of 240 lbs (109 kg).

His NBA Career; Miami Heat, Boston Celtics

Kelly was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 13th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. Immediately, he was traded to the Boston Celtics for the rights to Lucas Nogueira on 7 July 2013. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie second team following his first season.

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On 7 July 2017, he signed with another NBA side Miami Heat as a free agent. He made debut for the Heat in their season opener on 18 October 2017, scoring 10 points in a 116–109 loss to the Orlando Magic. Later on 21 March 2018, Kelly registered his career-high stats of 22 points and 10 assists in a 119-98 win over the New York Knicks.

He has appeared in 433 NBA regular-season games (94 starts) during his six-year career. Meanwhile, he averaged 9.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 21.6 minutes while shooting 47.8 percent from the floor, 36.7 percent from three-point range, and 76.5 percent from the foul line.

Kelly Olynyk’s Contract & Salary

The NBA player signed a 4-year contract with the Miami Heat, worth $50,000,000 on 7 July 2017. It includes $45,610,826 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $12,500,000.

Kelly will earn a base salary of $11,667,886 and a incentive bonus of $1,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $12,667,886 and a dead cap value of $11,667,886 in the 2019-20 season.

Does Kelly Olynyk Have A Wife Or Girlfriend?

Just like is professional career, the 29-year-old is now relishing his dating life with a beautiful girlfriend. Surfing through his Instagram, he is often seen enjoying a romance with a beautiful lady.

However, Kelly is yet to reveal the identity of his girlfriend. He is currently unmarried and looks like he would probably turn his girlfriend into wife in the coming days.

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Some Interesting Facts About Kelly Olynyk

  • Kelly was named the Basketball BC outstanding high school player of the year while at grade 12 in high school.
  • He also played football and rugby at high school and broke his arm near his shoulder joint while playing quarterback in a 2007 playoff game.
  • His father became the athletic director at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia in 2003.
  • His 6-foot tall sister Maya helped South Kamloops win the BC high school AAA girls basketball championship in 2013.
  • He and fellow future NBA player Cory Joseph were both on a Scarborough Blues club team that rarely lost in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
  • Kelly was included on the Canadian national team’s training camp roster on 17 July 2019 but withdrew from the team after being injured in an exhibition game with Nigeria on 7 August 2019.
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