Power Ranking the Shrewdest Owners in the NBA

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Power Ranking the Shrewdest Owners in the NBA
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The Los Angeles Lakers have won ten NBA Title since Jerry Buss bought the team in 1979.

If you look up the definition of the word "shrewd," you find this: "given to wily and artful ways or dealing."

In other words, these guys know how to wheel-and-deal—they make deals, and the deals they make more often than not bring positive results.  

The NBA is full of owners—there are 30 of them in all. Some teams' owners have reputations for not being shrewd. Ask any fan of the New York Knicks or Los Angeles Clippers about their opinion of the owner of their favorite team and "shrewd" is probably not the first word that leaps to mind. 

James Dolan and Donald Sterling may both be shrewd businessmen, but that doesn't mean it translates to winning a lot of basketball games, and it certainly hasn't yielded any NBA titles.

So who are the NBA's top owners?

Which guys consistently make deals to improve their teams, and then see those deals play out with success on the basketball court?  

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