5. Andrea Bargnani (6,581)
4. Vince Carter (9,420)
3. Chris Bosh (10,275)
2. Kyle Lowry (10,540)
1. DeMar DeRozan (13,296)
Bargnani was certainly a disappointment given his status as the No 1 overall pick, but you’ll end up high on most all-time scoring points when you’re a consistent 15 points per game scorer for the better part of a decade. At the end of the day, Bargnani carved out quite a respectable career.
As great as Lowry and DeRozan have been, many fans’ first image of Raptors basketball was Carter in a purple jersey with a giant rampant dinosaur on it throwing down the best dunks you’ve ever seen. He’ll be in the Hall of Fame when his time comes, and his Raptors career will be remembered when he does.
Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan reign supreme.
While Bosh didn’t leave Toronto in the best fashion, there’s no denying that his best statistical seasons came as the centerpiece of the league’s only Canadian team. Bosh may not have helped Toronto win a championship, but he had as much raw talent as anyone who ever played for Toronto.
If you want to guess who owns a random Raptors record, chances are that either Lowry or DeRozan has that title. The two are both the two most significant players in franchise history, and their legacy is so impregnable and beyond reproach that both of them will have their numbers immortalized.