NBA news: Monta Ellis sells Tennessee manor for $2.31 million
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Monta Ellis sells Tennessee manor for $2.31 million

Monta Ellis

2007 Most Improved Player of the Year winner Monta Ellis has just cashed in on his Tennessee mansion to the tune of $2.31 million. Ellis recently signed with Chinese outfit Guangdong Southern Tigers, and is now ready to move on from life in the United States — for the time being, at least.

Jack Flemming of the Los Angeles Times describes Ellis’ manor as a luxurious abode that is fit for any NBA superstar.

“Spanning 6.5 acres, the grassy property centers on a two-story estate full of elegant living spaces and custom amenities. Three arched doorways mark the entry, leading into a chandelier-topped foyer with dual staircases.”

“Elsewhere in the 12,862-square-foot interior are seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a wood-paneled living room, a formal dining room with a fireplace and an eat-in kitchen anchored by an oversized island.”

According to Flemming, Ellis was actually able to sell his home at a considerable profit.

“Ellis, 32, bought the home eight years ago for $1.7 million, records show. Built in 2008, it was previously owned by late basketball player Lorenzen Wright.”

After being waived by the Indiana Pacers in July of last year, Ellis was unable to secure a deal with any NBA team last season. The 32-year-old appears to have suffered a similar fate this summer, and has since decided to take his talents abroad.

Ellis was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 2005 and had stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, and the Pacers. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard has career averages of 17.8 points on 45.1% shooting, 0.9 three-pointers, 3.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.7 steals, and 2.7 turnovers per contest.