15 players the Dallas Mavericks signed past their prime

Dallas Mavericks v Sacramento Kings
Dallas Mavericks v Sacramento Kings / Ezra Shaw/GettyImages
13 of 15

3. Peja Stojakovic

Peja Stojakovic was a member of the beloved Dallas Mavericks 2011 NBA Finals team, but let's face it, he was way past his prime.

In 13 seasons in the NBA, Stojakovic averaged 17.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.9 steals per game. Contrary to the belief that Peja was just a role player, he actually was a 3-time NBA All-Star and made the 2004 All-NBA Second Team. He was a phenomenal 3-point shooter and scorer and was one of the more underrated players of the early 2000s.

In the middle of the 2010-11 season, the Toronto Raptors bought out Stojakovic. The rest is history as Peja signed with the Mavs and helped them win their first-ever NBA title. He was crucial for Dallas in the playoffs, as he averaged 7.1 points per game and shot 37.7 percent from deep.

Stojakovic always seemed to be hitting big shots, with his best game in the 2011 Playoffs coming in game four of the second round against the Los Angeles Lakers.

This game is better known as "The Mother's Day Massacre," as the Mavericks beat the Lakers by 36 points. Peja had 21 points in this game and went 6-6 from downtown.

This game was every Mavericks fan's dream, and Stojakovic and company helped the Mavs sweep the defending champions, the Los Angeles Lakers.