12 Worst free agent signings in Mavericks history

Tyler Watts
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11. Alex English

English was an eight-time All-Star and led the league in scoring in 1983. The 6’8 forward was unstoppable during his 11 seasons with the Nuggets where he averaged 25.9 points per game.

The future Hall of Famer signed with the Mavericks in August of 1990. He was 36 years old and showing some signs of decline, but English averaged 17.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in his final year in Denver. The Mavs made the playoffs six of the last seven seasons, and they were hoping that English could give them some needed scoring punch.

He only lasted one year in Dallas. In what turned out to be the final year of his NBA career, English averaged 9.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 22.1 minutes per game mostly coming off the bench for the Mavericks. His 43.9 percent shooting from the field was the worst mark in his Hall of Fame career as Dallas finished 28-54 in what started a decade-long playoff drought.

Alex English did play in Italy during the 1991-1992 season, but the Mavs were his final NBA team, and the free agent signing far from worked out how either side hoped.