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Toronto Raptors’ Draft History (2006-2015)

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Over the past 10 NBA Drafts (2006-2015), the Toronto Raptors have made 15 selections, yielding just one All-Star in DeMar DeRozan.

The following table details the Raptors’ track record by tiers, noting the number of All-Stars and starters selected, along with players who either never made the league or were out in five years or less:

Tier Picks All-Star All-Star Appearances Starter* Not in NBA
1-5 2 0 0 2 (100%) 0
6-10 2 1 (50%) 2 2 (100%) 0
11-15 1 0 0 0 0
16-20 2 0 0 0 0
21-25 0 0 0 0 0
26-30 0 0 0 0 0
31-40 3 0 0 1 (33.3%) 1 (33.3%)
41-50 3 0 0 0 2 (66.7%)
51-60 2 0 0 0 2 (100%)
Total 15 1 (6.7%) 2 5 (33.3%) 5 (33.3%)

*Starter criteria determined as an average of 50 or more starts, over at least 40 percent of the player’s career.

The following is the league average over the same tiers:

Tier All-Star Starter Not in NBA
1-5 12 (24%) 30 (60%) 3 (6%)
6-10 8 (16%) 30 (60%) 7 (14%)
11-15 2 (4%) 12 (24%) 8 (16%)
16-20 3 (6%) 10 (20%) 8 (16%)
21-25 2 (4%) 8 (16%) 15 (30%)
26-30 1 (2%) 5 (10%) 20 (40%)
31-40 1 (2%) 11 (11%) 52 (52%)
41-50 2 (2%) 8 (8%) 70 (70%)
51-60 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 87 (87%)
Total 32 (5.3%) 115 (19.7%) 270 (45.0%)

The Raptors’ big miss was Andrea Bargnani.  While the team has yet to draft an All-Star outside of DeRozan, Toronto has an above-average track record of selecting starters.  Norman Powell was a steal in last summer’s second round.

Note that players are included with the team through any draft-day trades.  Some teams pick well but let an eventual starter leave for another, but that’s beyond the scope of this article.  Recently drafted players have yet to officially pass the “at least five years” test, but were considered as such if on a team’s roster by the end of the 2015-16 season.

Additionally, recent picks who have yet to join the NBA may still do so, but for this analysis are considered “out.”

Pick History 2006-2015

All-Stars: DeMar DeRozan (2009-9) — two appearances

Starters: Andrea Bargnani (2006-1), PJ Tucker (2006-35), DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas (2011-5), Terrence Ross (2012-8)

Rotation Players: Ed Davis (2010-13), Quincy Acy (2012-37), Bruno Caboclo (2014-20), Delon Wright (2015-20), Norman Powell (2015-46)

Out in Five Years or Less:Giorgos Printezis (2007-58), Nathan Jawai (2008-41), Solomon Alabi (2010-50), Tomislav Zubcic (2012-56), DeAndre Daniels (2014-37)