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. 5: Tracy McGrady, 19.5

Most basketball fans associate Tracy McGrady with the Houston Rockets, where he starred with Yao Ming; many others associate him with his time on the Orlando Magic, where he finished Top-6 in MVP voting three times and led the league in scoring twice. Only the long-time NBA fans (and somewhat embittered Toronto fans) will remember McGrady's time on the Raptors.

One of the players to leap directly from high school to the pros in 1997, McGrady was drafted ninth overall and joined a team with Damon Stoudemire and Marcus Camby. The team went through significant transitions over the next year, however, and even as McGrady was finding his footing and developing into a future star the team drafted Vince Carter and he became the signature star.

McGrady could have stayed with the Raptors and the two could have starred on the wing together for many years. His third (and final) season with the Raptors showed incredible potential, with McGrady averaged 15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 blocks per game; that last number was unheard of for a wing like McGrady.

Instead of sticking around, McGrady left in free agency for Orlando, and what could have been was snuffed out. That's why McGrady checked in at No. 2 on our list of Raptors who turned their backs on the franchise. He wanted to be the man, and he was in Orlando, but he never won anything of note on the team level. Individually, however, even as a young player in Toronto his impact was enough to land him No. 5 on our list.