This past June, the Cavaliers had two of the top four picks in the Draft. Even casual fans expected the selection of Kyrie Irving. But pundits didn't see the Wine and Gold tabbing Tristan Thompson at No. 4.

With just over a month remaining in their rookie seasons, the Cavs are ecstatic with both of their first rounders.

Tristan has been one of the top rookie rebounders all season, but since being inserted into the starting lineup, he's turned up his game -- averaging 14.0 points on .529 shooting, 8.2 rebounds (4.4 offensive) per contest.

Last season, the Cavaliers suffered through a Sunday funk – going 0-12 in games wrapping up the weekend. This year, they’ve successfully avoided that trend – until Sunday’s matchup against Phoenix.

Phoenix scored the first 12 points of the ballgame, and that set the tone for the afternoon, with the Suns going wire-to-wire over a flat Cavaliers team – handing Cleveland its third straight loss, 108-83.

At one point during last Wednesday’s game in Atlanta, three of the Cavaliers on the floor – Manny Harris, Samardo Samuels and Alonzo Gee – were undrafted. (Recently-acquired guard – also undrafted – Donald Sloan ran the point at other moments of the game.)

In today’s NBA, that’s a rarity.

The sophistication and reach of league scouts almost guarantees that quality NBA players don’t fall through the cracks when David Stern takes the podium at Madison Square Garden in late June. It’s even less likely that they’ll slip past Adam Silver’s announcements in Round 2.

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