• Mon. Jul 13th, 2020

In the Toronto Raptors short history, the city has made many great players. Today, we’ll be looking the Toronto Raptors’ short history, the city has made many great players. Today, we’ll be looking at the 10 greatest Toronto Raptors of all time, and what made them who they are in Toronto Raptors history books.

10. Jose Calderon

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Jose Calderon played 7 and a half seasons with the Toronto Raptors, making him one of the longest tenured Raptors ever, playing a total of 525 games with the Raptors. Calderon never Jose Calderon played 7 and a half seasons with the Toronto Raptors, making him one of the longest-tenured Raptors ever, playing a total of 525 games with the Raptors. Calderon never made an all-star game, won any awards, or even averaged more than 13 points per game in a season, but Calderon was a solid and consistent presence who gave you exactly what you needed when you needed it. Calderon was a great passer and averaged around 9 assists per game throughout his time in Toronto. Calderon also set the record for free throw percentage in a single NBA season, shooting 98.1% in the 2008-2009 NBA season.

9. Andrea Bargnani

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Every Raptors fan knows who Andrea Bargnani is. What every Raptors fan doesn’t know is how Every Raptors fan knows who Andrea Bargnani is. What every Raptors fan doesn’t know is how good he is. Bargnani was so close to being an all-star, and in his best season averaged 21 points per game. Bargnani’s time in Toronto would eventually come to an end, plagued by injuries, which began to show in his 5th season with the Raptors. Bargnani still played some great basketball during his time with the Raptors and deserves some credit. Bargnani played 433 games with the Raptors, and while he didn’t earn any all-star nominations, he was a great player for Toronto.

8. Antonio Davis

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One of the most forgotten Raptor stars of all time is Antonio Davis. Davis spent 4 and a half seasons with the Raptors, from 1999 to 2003. Davis was paired with Charles Oakley to protect Vince Carter, and help him find inside looks, whilst developing his passing game. Davis played his best basketball in Toronto, averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds a game in the 2000-2001 seasons. This was enough to earn Davis his sole all-star appearance, Davis also was one of the best shot blockers in the league, averaging 2 blocks per game.

7. Pascal Siakam

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Pascal Siakam is currently working his way up the all time Raptors ladder. In his fourth year with the team, Siakam has won an NBA championship, won Most Improved Player (only Raptor to do so) and been an All Star Starter. Siakam averaged a career high 23 points per game this year, and is certainly sneaking up the list. Siakam’s all star starting gig gets him ahead of Antonio Davis and the other players. Siakam will likely be one of the top 5 greatest players at the very least in Raptors history, when he does eventually leave or retirPascal Siakam is currently working his way up the all-time Raptors ladder. In his fourth year with the team, Siakam has won an NBA championship, won Most Improved Player (only Raptor to do so) and been an All-Star Starter. Siakam averaged a career-high 23 points per game this year and is certainly sneaking up the list. Siakam’s all-star starting gig gets him ahead of Antonio Davis and the other players. Siakam will likely be one of the top 5 greatest players at the very least in Raptors’ history when he does eventually leave or retire.

6. Damon Stoudamire

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Stoudamire’s time in Toronto was short, just two and a half seasons. Stoudamire wont rookie of the year in his rookie season, and averaged a career-high 20.2 points per game. Stoudamire would never again be the same following his departure from the Raptors. Stoudamire never mStoudamire’s time in Toronto was short, just two and a half seasons. Stoudamire won’t rookie of the year in his rookie season, and averaged a career-high 20.2 points per game. Stoudamire would never again be the same following his departure from the Raptors. Stoudamire never made an all-star game, so some might argue Siakam should be higher. It’s important to know that what Stoudamire did for the Raptors wasn’t just stats. Stoudamire was a legend in culture building for the Raptors and helped set the groundwork for what would eventually be a championship team.

5. chris Bosh

OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 13: Chris Bosh #4 of the Toronto Raptors looks on during the game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on March 13, 2010 in Oakland, California. The Warriors won 124-112. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) – via Raptors Rapture

Chris Bosh is a Toronto Raptors superstar. The way I see it, Bosh should have his number Chris Bosh is a Toronto Raptors superstar. The way I see it, Bosh should have his number retired in Toronto. During his 7 seasons with the Raptors, Bosh was named an all-star for each of his last 5 seasons with Toronto. He has an all-rookie and all-NBA title to his name and was a serious threat on the court. In his best season with the Raptors, Bosh averaged 24 points and 11 rebounds per game, in what will certainly go down as one of the best seasons in Raptors history. Unfortunately, Bosh could never help Toronto win a championship, but would certainly be a fantastic player that Toronto truly appreciated.

4. Vince Carter

14 Nov 2001: Shooting guard Vince Carter #15 of the Toronto Raptors looks on against the Sacramento Kings during the NBA game at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. The Kings defeated the Raptors 95-86. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2001 NBAE Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images – via NBC Sports

Half man half amazing, Vince Carter played 6 and a half legendary seasons with the Toronto Raptors. Carter was so good in Toronto, that he won rookie of the year, and he only played 50 of the 82 games. Carter was a 5 time all star with the Raptors, and established himself for years as the greatest Raptor of all time. Carter’s best season in Toronto was 2000-2001, when he averaged nearly 28 points per game, to go along with 1.5 steals per game. Carter also famously won an NBA dunk contest. The only thing holding Vince back from being higher on this list was his lack of time played in Toronto, and lack of championship.Half man half amazing, Vince Carter played 6 and a half legendary seasons with the Toronto Raptors. Carter was so good in Toronto, that he won rookie of the year, and he only played 50 of the 82 games. Carter was a 5 time all-star with the Raptors and established himself for years as the greatest Raptor of all time. Carter’s best season in Toronto was 2000-2001, when he averaged nearly 28 points per game, to go along with 1.5 steals per game. Carter also famously won an NBA dunk contest. The only thing holding Vince back from being higher on this list was his lack of time played in Toronto and lack of a championship.

3. deMar DeRozan

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For someone born and raised in Compton, California, DeMar DeRozan embraced the city of For someone born and raised in Compton, California, DeMar DeRozan embraced the city of Toronto like nobody else before. DeRozan played 9 seasons with the Raptors and wanted to play his whole career in Toronto. DeRozan was traded to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard and was devastated. During his time in Toronto, DeMar would be a 4-time all-star, although he deserved it much more time, he could easily have been a 7-time all-star. DeMar had been in Toronto through the good and the bad and had always maintained his loyalty to the franchise. Raptors’ fans grew attached to DeRozan, and his departure hurt more than any departure before. DeRozan’s best season saw him average 27 points per game, and earn himself yet another all-star nod.

2. Kawhi Leonard

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This is controversial. We all know Kawhi Leonard spent just one season with the Toronto Raptors, and will likely not be remembered as a Raptor when his career is said and done. What This is controversial. We all know Kawhi Leonard spent just one season with the Toronto Raptors, and will likely not be remembered as a Raptor when his career is said and done. What Kawhi Leonard did in his one season with the Raptors is more than any Raptor has ever done before. Leonard led the Toronto Raptors to a championship, something NBA fans would never have predicted. The finals MVP showed up in Toronto, won a championship, and left. Everyone knew deep down Kawhi was leaving, but his legacy in Toronto will forever remain. Leonard’s playoff run and the individual season will forever be remembered as the greatest single-season in Raptors history.

1. Kyle Lowry

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Kyle Lowry is Toronto. Lowry has spent the last 8 seasons with the Raptors, and has done everything DeMar DeRozan has done for the Raptors, as well as everything Kawhi Leonard has dKyle Lowry in Toronto. Lowry has spent the last 8 seasons with the Raptors and has done everything DeMar DeRozan has done for the Raptors, as well as everything Kawhi Leonard has done. He built the groundwork in Toronto and won a championship. This is what puts him above any Raptors player in the franchise’s history. Lowry is a 6 time all-star with the Raptors and is one of the most impactful players on the court at any given time. The only person who could come close to passing him is Pascal Siakam. Lowry’s best season saw him average 22 points and 7 assists per game. DeMar DeRozan proclaimed Lowry as the best Raptor of all time, and DeMar DeRozan is a smart man.