A much more difficult decision for number two, but ultimately career longevity gives Nash the nod here, and once again, a homegrown player stays as Canada’s best player remains in the country.
Nash’s career didn’t take off immediately, but once it did it exploded to the tune of back-to-back MVPs, 8 All-Star Games, and 3 All-NBA First Team appearances. One of the greatest shooters of all-time, he has posted 50-40-90 (FG/3PT/FT) shooting splits four separate seasons.
The Raptors ended up trading away Damon Stoudamire a season and a half later which would have opened up Nash to flourish as the team’s longtime point guard. Nash lobs to Vince Carter would have been legendary.