With a new era ahead, members of the Cleveland Cavaliers will shoulder more responsibilities than in years past, and with that comes new expectations.
Given how large a hole LeBron left when he went West, the Cavs will certainly have a different feel than they did over the last four years. Guys on the team will be thrust into new roles, whether that be old ones they have some familiarity with or new ones forcing them to adapt for the better.
With new roles comes the weight of both expectations and anticipations. Cleveland as an organization definitely wants to prove it can still be postseason relevant, while the players would love nothing more than to show the talents they may not have gotten the chance to while playing next to The King.
Having said all that, proving the doubters wrong is never an easy task, and it certainly won’t be for members of the Cavaliers. Should they fail, most won’t hesitate to throw a wave of criticism in their direction. Here’s a look at three Cavs facing the most pressure in 2018-19.