Here is where we can stow away some of the older stars who are missing time this season or have dropped off slightly. They do pair with some younger stars who are just emerging on the scene as well.
Hails From: Germany
Dirk Nowitzki has yet to play a game in 2012-13, but I have no doubt when he does return he will be a factor for the Dallas Mavericks. He has career figures of 22.9 points per game, 48 percent shooting from the field, 38 percent from three and 88 percent from the free-throw line.
If Nowitzki returns to any of those numbers later this year, he may unseat Anderson Varejao in the starting lineup.
Hails From: Canada
The 38-year-old point guard hurt himself in the second game of the 2012-13 season. His move to the Los Angeles Lakers this season has been uneventful thus far thanks to a lower leg injury. Still, when he does return, he figures to be very productive in old friend Mike D'Antoni's offense.
Hails From: The Dominican Republic
The Atlanta Hawks big man is putting together another impressive season in the NBA. Averaging 16 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. He struggled through an injury last season but appears to have regained his status as one of the best centers in the game.
Horford has also helped the Hawks to a 9-4 start without departed star Joe Johnson.
Hails From: Argentina
The former Sixth Man of the Year for the San Antonio Spurs is showing his age a bit this season. Through 12 games, the 35-year-old shooting guard is posting just 11.8 points per game, the lowest since his rookie year. He is also shooting just 41.5 percent from the field, the worst mark of his career.
However, you can't deny Ginobili a spot here. He has been too important to the international game for too long.
Hails From: Russia
In his return to the NBA this season, Andrei Kirilenko has been impressive. He is providing the Minnesota Timberwolves with the great all-around play he brought the Utah Jazz for all those years.
In the early absence of Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio, Kirilenko helped the Timberwolves remain competitive. His 13 points and 7.8 rebounds per game are his highest totals since 2005-06. Minnesota now stands at 6-8 and is still in solid position to make a run at the playoffs.
Hails From: Spain
Pau Gasol is the subject of a lot of Los Angeles scorn at the moment, though he is still putting together a solid season. At 32 years old, Gasol is getting up there in age. However, the Lakers big man is putting up 13.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.
He is adjusting to some changes in frontcourt mates and head coaches, resulting in a low 42 percent field-goal percentage, but if and when that evens out, Gasol is a necessity on this team.
Hails From: Turkey
Though he may not fit if this team were to play actual games, Omer Asik deserves to be recognized for how well he is playing right now. After receiving a lot of criticism for the contract he was awarded by the Houston Rockets, Asik is proving his worth in 2012-13.
He is currently averaging a double-double, at 10.8 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. He has maintained a decent 48 percent field-goal percentage and is playing stellar defense for the Rockets. Houston is 7-8 right now and right in the thick of the early postseason race.
This team is very frontcourt-heavy, which resembles the ratio of foreign stars in the NBA.
Notable exemptions from the team were Marcin Gortat, Nikola Pekovic, Serge Ibaka, Jose Calderon, Ricky Rubio, Greivis Vasquez, Andrea Bargnani and Thabo Sefolosha.