The 12 Greatest Raptors in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors
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No. 1: Vince Carter, 21.8

Checking in at No. 1 on this list is the "best" player to ever play for the Toronto Raptors; he may not have stuck around long enough to rank No. 1 in a list of greatest Raptors, but his level of play reached a height no other Toronto player ever ascended to.

The North Carolina star was drafted fifth overall in the 1998 NBA Draft and immediately sent to the Toronto Raptors in a draft night trade. He exploded onto the scene, earning MVP votes as a rookie and easily winning Rookie of the Year. He followed that up with his first All-Star season as a sophomore and an All-NBA nod, averaging 25.7 points and absolutely stuffing the stat sheet.

Carter's thunderous dunks don't help him out in a PER ranking, but his combination of rebounding, assists, steals and blocks certainly do. Add in high-volume scoring at decent efficiency and it's no wonder he leads the way on this list. Carter also added deadly accuracy from deep on strong volume; he could quite literally do it all with Toronto.

In seven seasons with the franchise he averaged 23.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.4 3-pointers at 38.3 percent from deep. He ranks first in franchise history in points per game and fourth in total points, and he without a doubt ranks first in highlight plays. He is the obvious No. 1 player for the Toronto Raptors in terms of PER.