I wonder if the Hawks would consider taking Anderson as part of a sign-and-trade for Millsap. I don’t see why not if the Rockets were to attach a pick to the deal. Much better that than nothing. The Hawks could surely move Anderson now that his reputation’s been rehabbed for something that they’d prefer if they don’t see him as part of their long-term plans.
And what’s to stop Houston trading Gordon and Ariza plus a pick for Melo? Surely that’s preferable for the Knicks than a buyout. Paul, Harden, Millsap, and Melo would be legit as fuck. However fuck legit is.