Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present our pre-2021-22 revision of our top 50 Toronto Raptors.
As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NBA.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Please note, that this is our first revision in four years, which includes the 2019 Championship Season. This has resulted in many changes, and nine new entries, and a brand new number one, Kyle Lowry, who climbed from his number four slot.
As always, we present our top five immediately, though nothing has changed in this upper-tier.
1. Kyle Lowry
2. Chris Bosh
3. Vince Carter
4. DeMar DeRozan
You can find the entire list here.
There is a lot more than Kyle Lowry’s ascendence to the top.
Pascal Siakam, who was an All-Star last year, enters at #7.
Kawhi Leonard, whose playoff heroics won the Raptors a title comes in at #11.
Starting Point Guard, Fred Van Vleet debuts at #12.
Norman Powell moved from #50 to #19.
Small Forward, O.G. Anunoby makes his first appearance at #23.
Center, Chris Boucher enters at #24.
Former Raptor Guard, Delon Wright, is #30.
Another former Raptor, Jakob Poeltl, is ranked #40.
Marc Gasol, who also is no longer with Toronto, is #44.
Danny Green, another one-year Raptor on the 2019 Championship winning team, is at #47.
We definitely won’t wait four years on this one again!
We welcome your input and comments and as always, we thank you for your support.