Requirements: Five seasons and 5,000 minutes; or fewer seasons and 7,000 minutes.
10. Andrea Bargnani
Forward / Center, 2007-
This is a #1 pick? Bargnani doesn't rebound or defend, he just jacks up jump shots, and hurts a team far more than someone like Steve Novak. Because you expect Novak to suck at everything besides making threes, so you play him 15-20 minutes off the bench. Bargnani starts and plays 30-35.
9. Damon Stoudamire
Point Guard, 1996-1998
Stoudamire put up big numbers for some truly woeful teams. He was the 1996 Rookie of the Year, and was even a little better in '97, averaging 20.2 points and 8.8 assists.
8. Anthony Parker
Shooting Guard, 2007-2009
Two interesting facts about Anthony Parker. His sister is WNBA star Candace Parker, and before he came to the Raptors, he was a former first-round pick who had washed out of the league, and become the Michael Jordan of Israel.
7. Alvin Williams
Williams's career was all but ended by a knee injury at age 29-- he played exactly three NBA games afterwards. Before the injury, he was a Rodney Stuckey type-- an adequate combo guard with no outstanding skills.
6. Doug Christie
Shooting Guard, 1996-2000
Christie's career took off when the Knicks traded him to Toronto. He averaged a career-high 16.5 points for the '98 Raps, and was pretty good defensively, too.
5. Morris Peterson
Small Forward, 2001-2007
Here we have a SF whose career shooting percentage is .418, and who once averaged 16 ppg. It sucks to be a Raptors fan. You never get anything nice to root for, so you fool yourself into thinking guys like Mo Pete can play.
4. Antonio Davis
Forward / Center, 2000-2003, 2006
Davis was liberated from the Pacers' bench in exchange for the rights to Jonathan Bender (The Raptors win a trade for once!). He made the All-Star team in 2001, and put up a 13-10 that year.
3. Jose Calderon
Point Guard, 2006-
Calderon is a sort of Steve Nash Lite. He can't defend, but he's an excellent shooter and distributor. Calderon played in 68 games in 2009, and missed *three* free throws, setting a single-season record (151-154 FT, .981%).
2. Vince Carter
Guard / Forward, 1999-2004
Carter averaged 27.6 ppg in 2001, and led the Raptors to their only appearance in the second round of the playoffs. The Raptors and Carter failed to build on this momentum-- Carter suffered some nagging leg injuries that cost him 70 games over the next 3 seasons, and some of his explosiveness. When the Raptors traded him to New Jersey, all they could get in return were 3 washed-up players, 2 late first-round picks, and a partridge in a pear tree.
1. Chris Bosh
Power Forward, 2004-2010
Bosh comes out barely ahead, for playing a half-season more than Carter, and staying a little healthier. He had three 20-10 seasons, led the Raps to two playoff appearances, and then took his talents to South Beach.
Next up: The Memphis / Vancouver Grizzlies.