Anthony Davis trade rumors: Knicks ‘weren’t close’ to having assets needed to acquire star

first_img Lakers free agency rumors: Kyrie Irving ‘wants to play with’ Anthony Davis The Knicks are hoping to have a busy offseason as they’ll reportedly pursue multiple stars. They’ve been linked to Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker and Kevin Durant — who ruptured his Achilles during Game 5 of the NBA Finals.New York is expected to pick former Duke star RJ Barrett at No. 3 during the draft Thursday. Anthony Davis trade makes Lakers new 2020 NBA title favorites R.J. Barrett won’t be meeting with any other teams, and says that he wants to be a Knick:”This is the place I want to be, I hope they draft me” pic.twitter.com/E1i11C1C17— SNY (@SNYtv) June 10, 2019“We’re excited about where we are,’’ Knicks president Steve Mills said last month, via the Post. “We know we’ll get a good player at three. So, it’s something we’re excited about and look forward to. We want to build this team the right way. We’ve always said we’re going to continue to work hard during the draft process. We believe we’re a team that can draft well.’’The Lakers will reportedly pursue Leonard, Walker and Jimmy Butler to pair with LeBron James and Davis, as well. “The Post reported last week the Pelicans didn’t view the Knicks’ young assets as especially attractive in comparison to other Davis suitors, feeling they needed a third team more than any other squad involved.”According to an NBA source, the Knicks ‘weren’t close’ to having a major package to entice New Orleans on a deal.”The Knicks’ offer for Davis would have included the No. 3 pick in the 2019 draft and another future selection. New York also was willing to give New Orleans a “choice” of young players from a group that featured Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson, Dennis Smith Jr. and Frank Ntilikina, according to the report.New Orleans, meanwhile, reportedly sent Davis to the Lakers this weekend in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks. Related News Anthony Davis trade: Who are now the 5 favorites to win the West? The Knicks were hoping to acquire Anthony Davis from the Pelicans. But, they weren’t able to put together a competitive package, according to a report from the New York Post.The report adds:last_img read more

Jordan becomes the first Arab country to launch a tourist pass

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan has launched a unified ticket for tourists under the name ‘Jordan Pass’, which enables tourists to visit various tourist sites, historic locations and museums in the Kingdom at a price of JD70 (around USD 99).The ticket is aimed at encouraging tourists to visit several attractions in Jordan and easing their movement between the various locations.Dr Abed Al Razzak Arabiyat, Managing Director, Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) added, “JTB would be carrying a comprehensive campaign in order to market the Jordan Pass across the globe and among all concerning markets, encouraging all tourists to buy the pass before their planned arrival to the Kingdom.”The idea behind the ticket is to encourage tourists to visit a large number of historical sites, shed some light on lesser known tourist attractions, and to make their trip easier with suggested itineraries, said Nayef H Al Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. Adding, “The importance of the Jordan Pass is to save the tourist’s time, money, and stress during their visits around the country, giving them the ability to make the most out of their trips. Through this pass we are reflecting the hospitality of the Jordanian people; a large characteristic of what makes Jordan such a unique destination.”last_img read more