2014-15 NBA Rookies Under the Most Pressure to Succeed Right Away

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2014-15 NBA Rookies Under the Most Pressure to Succeed Right Away
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Every NBA rookie faces some degree of pressure to prove he belongs. For a select few prospects, however, the temperature is on a different level, as they're expected to succeed in the early going.

Some of these ballers are under duress in 2014-15 simply because their franchise has placed much hope in them for the future. The organization wants to see its prized acquisition excel.

In other cases, prodigies face pressure because they're key members of a playoff-caliber rotation, perhaps even a championship contender. That's an exciting, yet momentous type of scrutiny.

Whether it's the anxious eye of a coach or attention from a restless city, these gifted youngsters will feel the strain more than the rest of the 2014-15 rookie class.

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