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The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time 

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A list of the best Toronto Raptors of all time. Formed in 1995, the Raptors are currently the only NBA team based out of the United States. In the team's short history, it hasn't experienced much success outside of a few years at the turn of the century. Behind the best player in team history, Vince Carter, the Raptors made the playoffs a handful of times, with its only division title coming in 2007. With Carter as the team's best player,, the Raptors advanced out the first round only once in 2001. For a franchise that hasn't had many winning seasons, the Raptors have had a number of Rookie of the Year Award winners. In addition to Carter, Damon Stoudamire and former first overall pick Andrea Bargnani won the award.

Some of the best players in Raptors history haven't stuck around to lead Toronto to a championship. The best example of this is star power forward Chris Bosh. One of the best current NBA players, Bosh bolted Toronto in 2010 for Miami to team up with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. The same goes for Tracy McGrady, who was a rising star but left Canada to play for the Orlando Magic in 2000 just before he became a household name. 

This is a list of the best Toronto Raptors of all time. If you think someone deserves to be on this list and isn't feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Toronto Raptors player ever.
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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
ultimate wifi added Shooting guard and Small forward from Riverside, California

Age: 28

Number: 2

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Kawhi Anthony Leonard (, born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of ...more

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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Shooting guard from Compton, California

Age: 30

Number: 10

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

DeMar Darnell DeRozan (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

Age: 42

Number: 25

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall ...more

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Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Power forward from Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Age: 35

Number: 1

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Christopher Wesson Bosh (born March 24, 1984) is an American former professional basketball player. A high school "Mr. Basketball" in Texas, Bosh left Georgia Tech after one season to ...more

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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Ltjacques1 added Point guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Age: 33

Number: 3

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Kyle Terrell Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the Raptors, he has been a ...more

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Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Bartow, Florida, United States of America

Age: 40

Teams: Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. (born May 24, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. He is best known for his career in the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he played as ...more

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Damon Stoudamire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Point guard from Portland, Oregon, USA

Age: 46

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors

Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player and the current head men's basketball coach at the University of the Pacific. The 5 ft 10 in ...more

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Antonio Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Power forward and Center from Oakland, California

Age: 51

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

Antonio Lee Davis (born October 31, 1968) is an American retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player. Davis is also the former president of the NBA Players Association (NBPA). On ...more

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Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time

Number: 23

Teams: Toronto Raptor

Fredderick Edmund VanVleet (born February 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In college, he has ...more
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Charles Oakley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Power forward and Center from Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Age: 56

Teams: Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963) is an American former professional basketball player. Oakley was a member of the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto ...more

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Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
slaft added Center from Utena, Lithuania

Age: 27

Number: 17

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

Jonas Valančiūnas (Lithuanian pronunciation: ​[ˈjoːnɐs vɐɫɐnʲˈtɕûːnɐs]; born 6 May 1992) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball ...more

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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Power forward and Center from Brazzaville, Congo

Age: 30

Number: 9

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila (; born 18 September 1989) is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ibaka was drafted ...more

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Morris Peterson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Flint, Michigan

Age: 42

Teams: Toronto Raptors, New Orleans Pelicans

Morris Russell Peterson Jr. (born August 26, 1977) is an American retired professional basketball player. He is also a cousin of former basketball player of the Indiana Pacers and the New York ...more
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Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard from Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Age: 54

Teams: Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors

Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues (born January 9, 1965) is a retired American basketball player. The shortest player ever to play in the National Basketball Association, the 5 ft 3 in ...more

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Terrence Ross is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
ty-pero added Small forward and Shooting guard from Portland, Oregon

Age: 28

Number: 31

Teams: Orlando Magic

Terrence James Elijah Ross (born February 5, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
madd added Center from Lagos, Nigeria

Age: 56

Teams: Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (; Yoruba: [olaɟuwɔ̃]; born January 21, 1963), formerly spelled (& still pronounced as) Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player. ...more

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José Calder&oacut... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Point guard from Villanueva de la Serena, Spain

Age: 38

Number: 8

Teams: Toronto Raptors

José Manuel Calderón Borrallo (born September 28, 1981) is a Spanish professional basketball player who last played for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association ...more

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Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Age: 46

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, + more

Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player, current sports analyst for ESPN, and cofounder of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. In college, ...more

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Doug Christie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
hookstyler added Shooting guard from Seattle, Washington

Age: 49

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, + more

Douglas Dale Christie (born May 9, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), ...more
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Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Dave Saunders added Shooting guard and Small forward from Harrisonburg, Virginia

Age: 55

Teams: Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks

Wardell Stephen "Dell" Curry I (born June 25, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1986 until 2002 ...more

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Alvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Point guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Age: 45

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Clippers

Alvin Leon Williams (born August 6, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1997 to 2007.

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Norman Powell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
PenelopeLyleConn added Guard from San Diego, California

Age: 26

Number: 24

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Norman W. C. Powell (born May 25, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Playing college basketball with the ...more
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Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Small forward from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 33

Number: 22

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

Rudy Carlton Gay Jr. (born August 17, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6'8" small forward ...more

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Amir Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
hookstyler added Power forward and Center from Los Angeles, California

Age: 32

Number: 15

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons

Amir Jalla Johnson (born May 1, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has previously ...more

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Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Justin Kim added Point guard from Denver, Colorado

Age: 43

Number: 1

Teams: Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, + more

Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976) is retired American professional basketball player. He played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A star at the University of ...more

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