Potential tax apron teams and players the Pistons could steal from them

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Minnesota Timberwolves - Karl Anthony-Towns

Karl Anthony-Towns has been linked to other teams, including Detroit for sometime now. It’s almost a forgone decision that KAT will be the cap casualty thanks to Minnesota being over the apron tax, allowing the Twolves to build around Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels and Rudy Robert. Detroit could take on his contract, and it would give them one of the best spacing bigs in the league. The biggest hold up for some Detroiters would be his lack of drop defense, and having the big man come off his meniscus tear. This is all under the belief that Minnesota decides they want to get out from the apron at all. 

L.A Clippers - Terance Mann or Paul George

There are two players on the Clippers that could fall prey to the apron tax. Both Terance Mann and Paul George will demand more money than the Clippers are likely able to offer, as long as they don’t want to deal with the apron punishments. If Detroit were to be interested, Mann would give them a young 6-foot-5 guard with a a career three point percentage of 37 percent. Paul George, on the other hand, is a proven talent. He fits Detroit's positional need, is able to score, and his defense is better than everyone on the current Pistons roster. His age, however, would be a major sticking point on whether making a move for him would be viable. Fans want a franchise shaking addition, PG would be just that.