Superstars and big name players all have big expectations to live up to. More than a few didn't do that last season.
The pressure to perform in the spotlight can sometimes crush a player and there are more than a few players who will have those stresses following them into next season. While coming off of a lockout season means everyone's numbers were skewed, their performances were easy to measure.
Take a look around the league at the teams that fell short of the postseason or bowed out of the playoffs a bit too soon and you can probably find the culprits behind those failures pretty quickly.
Here are 10 such players who have some extra weight on their shoulders headed into this season to perform in big way.