The Toronto Raptors are an anomaly across NBA history. While they have not existed for a very long time, they have already established themselves as a quality organization from the top on down while playing host to multiple future Hall of Famers.
As a result, the Raptors’ record book is littered with names that managed to establish themselves as supremely talented players in the NBA. Their assist leaderboard has been dominated by a few recognizable names from yesteryear as well as some standouts in the paint.
Be them transcendent forwards who managed to pick up tons of assists through sheer longevity or wings who had to reinvent themselves as passers in their Raptors careers, Toronto has plenty of recognizable names that litter this all-time ranking.
These 10 players have set themselves apart as the best passers and distributors the Toronto Raptors have ever seen. Perhaps in a few years, a young star like Scottie Barnes could find his name among these fantastic Raptors standouts with a few more years of work.
Top 10 assisters in Toronto Raptors franchise history.
10. Chris Bosh (1,115)
9. Doug Christie (1,197)
8. Pascal Siakam (1,215)
Bosh’s dominance in Toronto helped him sneak into the top ten over names like Morris Peterson, TJ Ford, and Rafer Alston. Bosh only averaged 2.2 assists per game in Toronto, but he was able to get some impressive total numbers by way of being the sole ball-dominant force north of the border for a half-decade.
Christie might be considered a defense-first player who ended up taking the Kings just a few steps short of the Finals, but he made plenty of memories during his time in Toronto. The four-time All-Defensive nomination averaged 3.8 dimes per contest during his time with the Raptors.
Toronto Raptors: Pascal Siakam has become a great passer.
Siakam came to the Raptors as a somewhat raw player from a smaller school in New Mexico State, but he has since grown into one of the absolute best passing big men in the game. Siakam’s distribution was so good that he saw some time as a backup point guard last season.
With Siakam locked in as the unquestioned top scorer and premier offensive option for the next two seasons, his total assist figures to get even better. Siakam was and remains a game-changer, and a few more strong seasons could prompt conversations about hoisting No. 43 to the rafters.