10 Players the Philadelphia 76ers signed past their prime

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4. DeAndre Jordan

Jordan was one of the best defensive anchors in the NBA during his prime. He averaged over 2.2 blocks per game for three straight years as the 6’11 big man twice led the league in rebounding. DJ was an All-Star in 2017 and made three All-NBA teams from 2015 to 2017. Jordan was the center for the Lob City Clippers, who were an annual contender. His production kept up into his 30s, but his impact slowly declined.

He joined the 76ers on March 3, 2022 after being waived by the Lakers midseason. Jordan averaged just 12.8 minutes per game in Los Angeles and his production left plenty to be desired. He got a bit more run in Philly behind Joel Embiid but was axed from the playoff rotation. Jordan was still a strong rebounder, but the rest of his game had faded.

The 6’11 big man played for the Denver Nuggets in the 2022-23 season where he was behind Nikola Jokic and won his first championship. The 35-year-old is back in Denver for a second year.

Things did not work out for him in Philadelphia because the 76ers waited until DeAndre Jordan was already in his mid-30s before signing him. The veteran played in just 19 total games with the Sixers and this missed his best production.