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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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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
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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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Ltjacques1 added Point guard
Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and declared ...more
3
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Shooting guard
DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the USC Trojans and ...more
4
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
ultimate wifi added Shooting guard, Small forward
Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Leonard, a 6-ft 7-in, 230-lb small forward, played college ...more
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Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He is a seven-time NBA All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, and a ...more
6
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Power forward
Christopher Wesson "Chris" Bosh is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. A high school "Mr. ...more
7
Damon Stoudamire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Point guard
Damon Lamon Stoudamire is a retired American professional basketball player. The 5 ft 10 in, 171 lb point guard was selected with the 7th overall pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 1995 NBA ...more
8
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Power forward, Center
Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Ibaka was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder's ...more
9
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
slaft added Center
Jonas Valančiūnas (born 6 May 1992) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Toronto Raptors ...more
10
Antonio Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Power forward, Center
Antonio Lee Davis is a retired American National Basketball Association player. Davis is also the former president of the NBA Players Association. On October 31, 2012, ESPN announced the hiring ...more
11
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Point guard
José Manuel Calderón Borrallo (born September 28, 1981) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the ...more
12
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard
Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues is an American retired professional basketball player and current head coach of the United Faith Christian Academy boys' basketball team. The shortest ...more
13
Morris Peterson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Morris Peterson is a professional basketball player and an actor.
14
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward
Jalen Anthony Rose is a retired American professional basketball player and current sports analyst with ESPN. In college, he was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines' "Fab ...more
15
Fred Van Vleet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Point guard
Fred Van Vleet is a basketball player.
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Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Dave Saunders added Shooting guard, Small forward
Wardell Stephen "Dell" Curry I is a retired American professional basketball player who received his education from Fort Defiance High School and Virginia Tech. Curry played in the ...more
17
Charles Oakley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Power forward, Center
Charles Oakley is a retired American professional basketball player. Oakley, a former power forward, was a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and ...more
18
Amir Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
hookstyler added Power forward, Center
Amir Jalla Johnson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
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Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Small forward
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
20
Doug Christie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
hookstyler added Shooting guard
Douglas Dale Christie is a retired American professional basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 6 in, he played the shooting guard
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Alvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Point guard
Alvin Leon Williams is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association from 1997 to 2007.
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Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
madd added Center
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player. From 1984 to 2002, he played the center position in the National ...more
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Terrence Ross is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
ty-pero added ‎Shooting guard‎, Small forward
Terrence James Elijah Ross is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more
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OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
Nick Morgado added Small forward
Ogugua "OG" Anunoby Jr. (born July 17, 1997) is a British professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Toronto Raptors of All Time
jamie-finney added Power forward, Center
Marcus D. Camby is an American former professional basketball player. He was named Defensive Player of the Year during the 2006–07 NBA season, leading the league in blocked shots per game. Camby ...more