NBA Youngsters Under Pressure to Save Their Franchise

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NBA Youngsters Under Pressure to Save Their Franchise
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Can Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday save the New Orleans Pelicans?

The 2013-14 NBA season will feature numerous players under a great deal of pressure. Some of these individuals are youngsters who will carry the weight of saving their franchise.

Who are these figures that are being pegged as potential "franchise saviors"? Furthermore, can they fulfill such heavy expectations?

Certain budding stars or assemblages of talent have the capability of becoming dynamic forces. This could be the year that they point their squads in a promising direction, potentially situating them as a legitimate contender in the years to come.

Kevin Durant has accomplished this with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Derrick Rose has done the same with the Chicago Bulls. Who will follow in such footsteps and take the league by storm? 

The following analysis highlights young players who are compelled to provide hope for franchises that desperately need it. 

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