NBA Rookies Facing Enormous Pressure to Be a Franchise Savior

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NBA Rookies Facing Enormous Pressure to Be a Franchise Savior
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Which of these top picks will be featured? Or will it be both?

No pressure, NBA rookies. 

All we're asking you to do is seamlessly transition from the college game to the NBA while a franchise's entire fanbase looks to you as a savior.

You were a top draft pick, so of course you're immediately going to turn around the team and make it into a powerhouse. 

It doesn't matter that someone like Victor Oladipo is going to go from playing against Brandon Triche during the final game of his collegiate career to guarding Paul George on the road in the Orlando Magic's season-opener. It's irrelevant that Cody Zeller's transition involves shifting from Rakeem Christmas and C.J. Fair to Dwight Howard and Omer Asik

These guys still have to step up in order to appease fans. 

So I take it back. 

There's a lot of pressure. 

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