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Crawford says Wolves' Thibodeau is one of a kind

Jamal Crawford (11), now with the Wolves after playing for the Clippers last season, has had 18 coaches in 18 years in the NBA.

The difference, according to Crawford: Thibodeau's meticulous nature, his preparation, perhaps even his single-mindedness.

Thibodeau wants Wolves players to speak freely, stand during anthem

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns wrote an essay on racism in America published by the Players’ Tribune.

The NBA has had a longtime rule that requires players, coaches and trainers to stand during the national anthem.

Timberwolves veteran Jamal Crawford has seen a lot, but not this

He has been in 18 NBA training camps and played for 18 coaches, but the Wolves' 37-year-old vet says Tom Thibodeau is unlike any coach he has had.

Jimmy Butler on toughness and his new Timberwolves

The Wolves' new All-Star talked Sunday about training camp's opening practices in San Diego.

Wolves missing their old teammate Zach LaVine

His absence has been noticed in the early days of the Wolves' San Diego training camp by those who know him best.

Towns and Wolves teammates ready for training camp

Wolves players Karl-Anthony Towns, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, Jeff Teague, Nemanja Bjelica and Tyus Jones talk Friday at Media Day

Wolves aim to bond on long trek to China

Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said he will use the lengthy preseason trip to build team chemistry. All told, the team will be away form Minneapolis for 18 days.

Q&A: Timberwolves 7-footer Justin Patton

Justin Patton was the "other" player acquired by the Timberwolves in the Jimmy Butler draft night blockbuster

Anthony trade to Thunder could hurt Wolves

Saturday's reported trade involving Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City means more competition for the Wolves in the West if they intend to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2004.

Karl-Anthony Towns speaks up after Wolves open camp in San Diego

Wolves' young star Karl-Anthony Towns discusses everything from camp's first practice, what he considers an immediately improved defense and how love and respect can change the world

Wiggins is 'same guy' but vows to earn his big deal

Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins is due a five-year, $148 million contract and says he'll sign soon, and the money won't change him.

Bjelica expects to be ready for Wolves season opener

Nemanja Bjelica, a 6-10 forward, missed the final 15 games last season and had surgery over the summer.

Thibodeau on Wolves D and Wiggins

Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau and GM Scott Layden talk Friday at Media Day

Reusse: Thibodeau has found something new to stress himself out

The Wolves left town for over two weeks on Friday. The players can expect to hear much in that time from Coach Thibodeau on a proper defensive closeout.

Andrew Wiggins promises new max contract won't change him

At the Timberwolves' annual media day, he says "Minnesota has been good to me" with his $148 million contract looming

Wiggins: 'There's no rush' on $148 million deal with Wolves

The fourth year guard hasn't signed the contract and doesn't have an agent, but isn't worried as camp opens.

Wolves talk about training camp at media day

Wolves players Cole Aldrich, Aaron Brooks, Justin Patton, Amile Jefferson and Melo Trimble talk training camp at media day

Owner chooses to stick with Lynx in WNBA Finals over Wolves in China

"We're going to stay with the Lynx as they play out their run," Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor said, adding: "That's our priority."

Addition of Brooks gives Wolves another point guard

Aaron Brooks, 32, is the third former Chicago Bulls player to join Tom Thibodeau for his second season in Minnesota