Toronto Raptors: All-Time Starting 5
By Matt Tonkinson: HoopStuff Writer…
PG: Damon Stoudamire; 2+ Seasons
*1995-1996 Rookie of the Year
*1 Time Rookie All Star Game MVP (1995-1996)
* Raptor’s first-ever draft pick
It would be foolish to disregard journey-man Jose Calderon’s contributions to a Toronto team that he anchored for much of the last seven years at the point guard position. With all due respect to the Spaniard, however, offensive flash is critical in an all-time list. Though it was only for two short seasons, Mighty Mouse came to Canada as the Raptor’s first ever draft pick, at the seventh overall spot in the lottery and he did not disappoint. He found a home beyond the arc, draining a then rookie record of 133 three pointers. His ability to spread the ball was unmatched as a rookie, dishing out a rookie-leading number of assists in his first season and remains 3rd on that rookie list today. With 19.0 points per game and 9.3 assists as a rookie, his numbers as a young pl...