15 players the Dallas Mavericks signed past their prime

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1. Elton Brand

The Dallas Mavericks won the right to sign Elton Brand in the summer of 2012, and he played for Dallas for one year. Brand averaged 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game in just 21.2 minutes per game.

He was a great bench for Dallas that year, but his minutes and production took a big dive from the previous season playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. He had also started in 830 of his 860 career games before coming to Dallas and only started in 18 games as a Maverick.

Brand's best season came in 2005-06 with the Los Angeles Clippers, as he averaged 24.7 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals, and 2.5 blocks per game. Brand was unstoppable with the Chicago Bulls and Clippers, but once he got to Philadelphia, he started to slow down a bit.

By the time he got to Dallas he was just a role player.

Brand was 33 years old when the Mavs signed him, and he was no longer a dominant force down low like he once was.

After playing with the Mavs during the 2012-13 season, he played in the NBA for three more seasons and retired after one final run with the 76ers. Brand was criminally underrated during his time in the NBA, and today's fans will never understand how dominant he was at one point.