3. The 1995-1996 Expansion team (21-61)
Any new team entering the league as an expansion team is always going to have an unusual roster. The starting point guard was nicknamed the Mighty Mouse because of… you guessed it, his small size — Damon Stoudamire was the starting point guard and team-leading scorer at 5 feet 10. At shooting guard, you had a former defensive player of the year winner in Alvin Robertson, who had just missed the entire past two seasons battling back injuries — he actually scored the Toronto Raptors first points EVER. Also, Doug Christie, the other notable player that was acquired from the New York Knicks during the season.
Head coach: Brendan Malone (Actually the father of the Nuggets current coach Michael Malone)
- Point Guard: Damon Stoudamire, Vincenzo Esposito (played 282 minutes total in the NBA)
- Shooting Guard: Willie Anderson, Jimmy King, Alvin Robertson
- Small Forward: Doug Christie, Tracy Murray (first player in history to play all 82 games in a season)
- Power Forward: Carlos Rogers, Acie Earl (very cool name), Tony Massenburg
- Center: Žan Tabak, Herb Williams, Sharone Wright
As expected this version of the Raptors finished at the bottom of the standings, but not dead last with a record of 21-61. The most memorable thing about this version of the team is that it was one of the few teams that beat the best team in NBA history, the 72-10 Chicago Bulls. There’s David versus Goliath, but this time it was the Mighty Mouse (Damon Stoudamire) versus Michael Jordan. Stoudamire led his team with 30 points and beat Michael Jordan and the Bulls by one point, 109-108.