12 players the Detroit Pistons signed who were past their prime
Orlando Woolridge had an excellent career even though he never made an All-Star appearance, starting with going to the Final Four on a Notre Dame team that also had Pistons’ legend Bill Laimbeer.
He was still pretty good in 1991-92 on the Detroit Pistons, when he averaged 14 points per game as a 32-year-old, albeit on terrible shooting splits.
But when you look at some of the seasons he had just prior to joining Detroit, it was obvious that the Pistons had signed a guy whose career was in steep decline.
Just the season before Woolridge had averaged 25 points and 7 rebounds per game for the Nuggets, so his scoring average plummetted by nearly half in the Motor City.
Woolridge was another guy whose career was undone by injuries, but he definitely was not at his peak by the time he got to Detroit.