Basketball The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft  

Ranker NBA
91 votes 13 voters 24 items

List Rules Vote based only on career success with the Toronto Raptors. Only picks made since the NBA/ABA merger (since 1977).

All Toronto Raptors draft picks have played an important role in building the team, particularly given the franchise's relative newness. The Raptors joined the NBA in 1995 as the league's first and so far only Canadian franchise and are seeking their first NBA championship.

While the Raptors have had some of the best players in the NBA come through their system, like Vince Carter, Kawhi Leonard, and Kyle Lowry, many of them came via trade and free agency. However, players like DeMar DeRozan and Chris Bosh were Raptors draft picks to make multiple NBA All-Star teams.

But which of the following players had the greatest impact on the Raptors? The stats below reflect only the players' time spent with Toronto, and that's what you should base your vote on. Did this Raptors first-round draft pick help the franchise improve?

list ordered by
1
8 1
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 9 (2009)

Stats
675 games played, 19.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.1 apg

Achievements
4× NBA All-Star (2014, 2016–2018)
All-NBA Second Team (2018)
All-NBA Third Team (2017)

2
8 1
Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 27 (2016)

Stats
216 games played, 10.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.0 apg

3
6 2
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 4 (2003)

Stats
509 games played, 20.2 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.2 bpg

Achievements
5× NBA All-Star (2006–2010)
All-NBA Second Team (2007)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2004)

4
5 2
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 9 (1997)

Stats
192 games played, 11.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.5 apg

5
3 0
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 2 (1996)

Stats
126 games played, 13.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.9 bpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1997)

6
3 0
Damon Stoudamire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 7 (1995)

Stats
200 games played, 19.6 ppg, 8.8 apg, 4.1 rpg

Achievements
NBA Rookie of the Year (1996)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1996)

7
3 0
Morris Peterson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 21 (2000)

Stats
542 games played, 12.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2001)

8
4 2
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 5 (2011)

Stats
470 games played, 11.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.0 bpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2013)

9
3 1
OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 23 (2017)

Stats
141 games played, 6.4 ppg

10
2 0
Charlie Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 7 (2005)

Stats
81 games played, 13.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2006)

11
2 1
Ed Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 13 (2010)

Stats
176 games played, 7.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg

12
2 1
Michael Bradley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 17 (2001)

Stats
98 games played, 3.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg

13
2 1
Terrence Ross is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 8 (2012)

Stats
363 games played, 9.5 ppg

14
2 1
Rafael Araújo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 8 (2004)

Stats
111 games played, 2.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg

15
2 2
Andrea Bargnani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 1 (2006)

Stats
433 games played, 15.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2007)

16
1 1
Jakob Poltl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 9 (2016)

Stats
213 games played, 5.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg

17
1 1
Delon Wright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Delon Wright

Draft selection: 20 (2015)

Stats
172 games played, 6.7 ppg

18
1 1
Joey Graham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 16 (2005)

Stats
275 games played, 6.4 ppg

19
1 1
Antawn Jamison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 4 (1998)

Stats
Never played for Raptors

20
1 2
Bruno Caboclo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 20 (2014)

Stats
25 games played, 1.1 ppg

21
1 3
Aleksandar Radojević is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 12 (1999)

Stats
3 games played, 2.3 ppg

22
0 2
Roy Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 17 (2008)

Stats
Never played for Raptors

23
0 2
Kareem Rush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 20 (2002)

Stats
Never played for Raptors

24
0 2
Jonathan Bender is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 5 (1999)

Stats
Never played for Raptors