11 Players the Spurs signed past their prime

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8.) Dominique Wilkins

It'll help you score some points if you're playing the daily NBA crossover grid but no one can really blame you if you overlook Dominique Wilkins's time with the San Antonio Spurs. This is the poster child for signing a player past their prime.

The Human Highlight was one of the best players of his generation, unquestionably one of the most entertaining players of all time, and more than worthy of his inclusion in the Hall of Fame. But his time in San Antonio was pretty dang meaningless.

With no other superstar players and David Robinson lost to injury, Nique at least gave the Spurs faithful someone to cheer for alongside Sean Elliott and Avery Johnson. Even at the age of 37 he still found a way to get his, his 18 points per game led the Spurs that season. But as much of a credit as that is to Wilkins, it's an equally sad reflection of the state of the Spurs at that time.

The best thing you can say about Wilkins's time in San Antonio is that it at least gave Spurs fans something entertaining to watch and helped make the miserable '96-97 season a little exciting from time to time. And hey, the next year the Spurs drafted Tim Duncan so it wasn't all for nothing either.