3 former Toronto Raptors who must make the 75th Anniversary Team

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Tracy McGrady, Toronto Raptors
25 Jun 1997: Tracy McGrady of the Toronto Raptors Mandatory Credit: Craig Jones /Allsport /

2. Tracy McGrady

Raptors fans didn’t get to enjoy peak or prime McGrady, but they did get to see the formative years of the silky-smooth scorer, who was barely 18 when he arrived in Toronto after being drafted ninth overall straight out of high school.

McGrady played three years for the Raptors before signing with the Orlando Magic as a free agent in the 2000 offseason. He was just starting to scratch the surface of his greatness his final season with the Raptors, averaging 15.4 points and 6.3 boards in 1999-2000 while helping Toronto reach the playoffs for the first time.


Tracy McGrady got his Hall of Fame career started with the Raptors.

With Orlando and later Houston, McGrady would become a seven-time All-Star and earn seven All-NBA selections, including twice to the First Team. He averaged at least 24.4 points per game for seven straight seasons between 2000-01 and 2006-07.

Famously, T-Mac won the NBA scoring title in both 2002-03 and 2003-04, when he averaged 32.1 and 28.0 points, respectively, for the Magic.

McGrady also had stints with the Knicks, Pistons, and Hawks. He finished his NBA career with averages of 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.4 dimes in 938 games. In 2017, McGrady was elected to the Naismith Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

In 2016, ESPN ranked McGrady at No. 63 in its countdown of the all-time greatest NBA players. That same year, McGrady was included on Sports Illustrated’s list of the 20 greatest players of the last 20 years, which coincided with the 20th anniversary of the 50 Greatest Players.