The upcoming 2014-15 NBA season has tons of story lines to look forward to. LeBron James forming a Big Three with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love on the Cleveland Cavaliers, the San Antonio Spurs looking for their first repeat, the Oklahoma City Thunder trying to break through and win a title before Kevin Durant‘s impending 2016 free agency, you name it.
But with another new NBA season comes a ton of uncertainty as well. Between star players trying to come back from serious injuries to major roster shakeups, the basketball landscape has once again changed. The league is littered with comeback attempts, unhappy stars and the pressure that comes with competing for championships.
So who are the players and executives who will be feeling the overwhelming pressure next season? Today, we’ll be taking a look at five recognizable names who will try to live up to expectations in 2014-15. These are the guys that will be the subject of a ton of praise and scrutiny on Twitter, the guys that deserve your support, the guys that NBA fans everywhere should be rooting for. Because frankly, they’re the guys we should be worrying about the most. But first, let’s start with the honorable mentions.