Trade deadlines in the NBA frequently bring big and exciting names to the forefront of news cycles by way of deals between teams.
Fantasy basketball trade deadlines tend to be more like their NBA counterpart this season; few big names actually get moved as elite teams seek to keep continuity and avoid gutting the core of their squads.
Helpful swaps, therefore, may have to come between fantasy owners and waiver wires. Specialists abound in shallow leagues, ready to make positive contributions to particular categories from the bottom positions of a fantasy lineup.
The following five players are available in over 83 percent of ESPN.com fantasy leagues. All five have a specific role that they can play to bump your fantasy basketball team’s performance in a given category.