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Dallas Mavericks, DeAndre Jordan
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6. DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan will have the best stats of anyone on this list, but don't let these numbers on paper fool you.

In 50 games for Dallas, Jordan averaged 11.0 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game. These numbers aren't bad, but his performance on the court was. Jordan was a decent rim protector, but his inability to switch was a problem.

Dallas relies on their bigs to switch often, and his pick-and-roll defense was a nightmare. He didn't have the same athleticism that he had early in his career, and this decline in athleticism took a toll on his defense. Dallas' defense was bad, and Jordan's play was a big reason for that.

There were also some rumors at the beginning of the season that Jordan's teammates thought he was playing selfishly. That's an awful sign, and this was less than a month into the season.

Dallas fans also still have a bad taste in their mouths due to the DeAndre Jordan free agency fiasco back in 2015 when he verbally committed to sign in Dallas but went back on his word. Jordan and Dallas were just never a good match, and Dallas traded him at the trade deadline to the New York Knicks as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade.