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The 5 Players Under the Most Pressure this NBA Season

February 9, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) shoots the basketball against Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Rockets 123-110. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
February 9, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) shoots the basketball against Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Rockets 123-110. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /
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With Harrison Barnes joining the Dallas Mavericks, who are the five players under the most pressure heading into the 2016-17 NBA season?

The landscape of the league has drastically changed once again this offseason with the likes of Kevin Durant and Al Horford joining different teams. Big money was handed out to role players and star players were given more responsibility.

With that being said, which players have the most pressure on them going into the new season?

Whether it was a new contract they signed that seems higher than expected or maybe more responsibility to get their team at the top of the conference, there are a handful of players across the league that have more pressure than most.

Here are my top five players, in no order, with the most pressure on them heading into the 2016-17 NBA season…

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