Dirk Nowitzki’s imminent return from injury to the Dallas Mavericks makes him a prime trade target in fantasy basketball. The Dallas Mavericks superstar will seemingly make his return to lineups sooner rather than later, giving him appeal to fantasy teams that can afford to gamble on the elite potential of his services.
Along with Tim Duncan and Rudy Gay, Nowitzki is one of three fantasy frontcourt players who are prime trade targets for various reasons. If you’re in need of a guard, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Martin are productive fantasy threats for your backcourt, too.
What follows is a fantasy starting five of players who may be acquired in the trade market at a discount.
All statistics accurate prior to games played on Dec. 12, 2012.