The Toronto Raptors have not existed for a very long time, nor have they been consistent championship contenders for most of that tenure. However, they have still seen many star players put up solid performances in that iconic purple jersey and their new modern look.
While guards like Vince Carter and Kyle Lowry have made history for themselves with Toronto, the collection of big men that have called Scotiabank Arena home is actually fairly impressive. As a result, the Raptors’ rebounding all-time records feature some surprising names.
Be them Hall of Fame players who spent most of their careers in Toronto or complementary stars who kept chopping wood as a role player for the better part of a decade, the Raptors were home to some solid glass-crashers in their NBA history.
These are the 10 most excellent rebounders in franchise history, going off of the current leaders in total rebounds. Which former players are higher than you think? Which former Raptors standout set a record that is unlikely to be topped within the next half-decade?
Top 10 rebounders in Toronto Raptors franchise history.
10. Morris Peterson (2,064)
9. Vince Carter (2,091)
8. Andrea Bargnani (2,095)
7. Pascal Siakam (2,522)
Peterson made his name as a two-way sniper that ranked highly on Toronto’s scoring list, but he managed to ride his durability and consistency to a Top 10 ranking. Names like Serge Ibaka, Charles Oakley, and Patrick Patterson can’t hold a candle to Peterson in this area.
Carter worked his way into the top 10, as his high-flying styles helped him snag his fair share of rebounds during his time. If Carter played in today’s positionless, more high-octane era at the peak of his powers, he could have risen even higher up these ranks.
Toronto Raptors: Pascal Siakam keeps rising up the ranks.
Much has been written about how Bargnani did not live up to the hype after being the No. 1 pick in the draft, but he wouldn’t see his name this far up so many Raptors’ record charts if he was a complete failure. Bargnani was an effective scorer and post player (within reason) for nearly a decade.
Siakam figures to move into the top five relatively soon, as he took ownership of the Raptors’ center spot last season. After coming into the league as a stringy stretch forward, Siakam has made himself an improving All-NBA player worthy of every accolade bestowed upon him.