Heat’s Kelly Olynyk earns $1M bonus in win over Hawks

Heat forward Kelly Olynyk played in 23 minutes in Miami's 115-86 win over the Hawks, but he only needed two minutes to earn the bonus.

Heat forward Kelly Olynyk played in 23 minutes compiling 19 points in Miami's 115-86 win over the Hawks, but he only needed two minutes to earn a $1 million bonus for reaching 1,700 minutes on the season.

"I just made it rain," Olynyk said, via ESPN.com.

After the game, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra joked about the bonus saying, "Dinner, drinks, beers, all that is on him. I'm going to see if I can get tickets to a play. All that is on him. I'm going to bill his account for everything."

The Sun Sentinel notes the $1 million bonus allowed the Heat "to structure Olynyk's contract in order to also have sufficient salary-cap space to pick up last summer's final year on the contract of Wayne Ellington."

However, reaching 1,700 minutes came with uncertainty as Olynyk missed six games in February with a strained left shoulder. His career-best previously was 1,530 minutes last season that he reached with the Celtics.

"I was out for a stretch where I didn't play at all so it's definitely up and down," Olynyk said. "It's something you're happy to attain."