Mike Conley, the NBA's Highest-Paid Player, Scores a Fresh Mansion

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    Mike Conley  (2012 NBAE)

Mike Conley is putting down solid roots in Tennessee -- not only did he sign the NBA's largest contract ever, he also recently bought a new mansion in Collierville, about 30 minutes east of the Memphis Grizzlies' arena.

Built in 2006 on a 1.76-acre lot, the 7,100-square-foot home has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, public records show. Designed by Memphis-based architecture firm T Douglas Enoch, the home has a French-inspired exterior, including hand-broken stacked stonework and painted brick.

Inside, grand formal rooms and vaulted ceilings provide more than enough room for entertaining guests. The custom kitchen features an island, breakfast nook, and post and beam framing.

The oversize, enclosed porch overlooks a custom pool and hot tub, and "serene walking paths," the listing states. Conley purchased the home in mid-August for $1.84 million, public records show. It was initially listed for $2 million in June.

Conley, 28, has played with the Grizzlies for his entire NBA career, after being drafted fourth overall in 2007. By 2009, he was consistently averaging more than 10 points per game and became a starter for some pretty darn good Grizzlies squads. He helped the team make the playoffs in 2011 -- the Grizzlies' first playoff appearance in five years. The team has since made the playoffs every year.

This year, after the league's decision to raise the salary cap to $94.1 million, Conley re-signed with the Grizzlies in a five-year, $153 million deal. It's currently the largest NBA contract in history.