Jurenovich: 'All-Star weekend was HUGE for the Hawks franchise'

Being able to showcase young talent will attract potential free agents to Atlanta

Beau Johnson
February 18, 2019 - 3:37 pm
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NBA All-Star weekend 2019 has come and gone. And while no Atlanta Hawks played in the All-Star game, two of their young stars did participate in the festivities surrounding the game.

Atlanta Hawks rookie point-guard Trae Young made it to the finals of the NBA skills competition, only to be beaten by an improbable half-court shot by Jayson Tatum

Second year forward John Collins didn't make it out of the first round of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but many feel that his score on his amazing first dunk was way too low, and that he should've advanced.

Regardless of the outcome being able to showcase two young superstars in this way is exactly what the Atlanta Hawks needed to help make this a destination for potential free agent players to not only come and visit, but to stay and play.

FOX Sports' NBA/MLB analyst and host of Hawks and Braves LIVE! Jerome Jurenovich joined The Midday show with Chris Goforth and Harper Label to expand on this...