15 players the Dallas Mavericks signed past their prime

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11. Deandre Jordan

One of the biggest free agency disasters in Dallas Mavericks franchise history came in the summer of 2015.

Deandre Jordan and the Mavs verbally agreed on a four-year, $80 million contract, but Jordan backed out on his word. The Los Angeles Clippers convinced him to stay, and he would return on a bigger contract.

Everyone on Dallas' end was expecting him to sign with Dallas and be Dirk Nowitzki's running mate, but he had a change of heart.

Three years later, Jordan opted out of his contract with the Clippers and hit the open market. The Mavs decided to sign the elite dunker to a one-year deal worth over $22 million, but maybe Dallas shouldn't have given him a second chance.

Jordan's stint in Dallas was not great. He averaged 11.0 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game as a 30-year-old. These stats may look great, but his performance on the court was not.

Jordan was a nightmare when defending in space, and he was a bit of a liability as a help defender. There were also reports that Jordan was playing selfishly according to his teammates, and he was later traded at the trade deadline in the Kristaps Porzingis trade.

It would have been different if Dallas signed Jordan the first time around, but by the time he got to Dallas, he was nowhere near the same player.