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

Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors / Tom Szczerbowski/GettyImages
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No. 10: Jakob Poeltl, 18.1

Occasionally a player will boomerang around the league, leaving a team and then making their way back. While that has happened with a number of notable names throughout league history, it happened quite recently for the Toronto Raptors, with center Jakob Poeltl coming back to the team after they initially traded him away as a part of the Kawhi Leonard trade.

Poeltl's statistics with the Raptors therefore have quite the dichotomy. He spent his first two years with the franchise as a raw big man just learning the ropes; his efficiency as a low-usage big man shines through, but he was a pure backup, starting just four games and averaging no more than 4.7 shots per game in his second season.

Now he is back, as an established veteran center walling off the paint and showing off a deeper bag of finishes around the basket. He dominates the glass and plays a much larger role, starting all but one of his 76 games since returning.

The result is a hyper-efficient average, 212 career games wherein he shot an elite 64.9 percent from the field. In his second stint he has averaged around 11.5 points per game and 8.8 rebounds, but for his full Toronto career he stands at 7.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. PER likes that combination of efficency and production, even at a low volume, and ranks him 10th all-time.