OKLAHOMA CITY -- The two newest Warriors, Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks, both say they are just looking for an opportunity to succeed as they get set to make their Golden State debut on Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Crawford will serve as the backup to point guard Stephen Curry and figures to be given a chance to make an immediate impact. Even after serving primarily as a starter for the Boston Celtics this season, Crawford said he's comfortable being a guy off the bench.

"I've been off the bench before," Crawford said. "I just want to come in and provide a spark."

This is the fourth time the 25-year-old Crawford has been traded, but he said this one didn't have the same feel.

"I got traded a couple times before, but this time was a little different," Crawford said. "They said Golden State, I actually thought about it, 'That's a nice fit.' Then I thought about it, 'Dang, I got traded.'"

Both players are happy to be joining a contender. For Brooks, he's looking forward to a clean slate and hopes to earn some playing time.

Brooks had a strong rookie season two years ago in New Jersey, averaging nearly 30 minutes and scoring 12.6 points per game. But when the Nets moved to Brooklyn and acquired Joe Johnson the next season, Brooks' role diminished and he never earned significant time this season after getting traded to the Celtics in the Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry deal.


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He felt he had chances to work through his mistakes as a rookie but lost that opportunity over the past year and a half.

"A lot of my mistakes, instead of letting me play through it, I was sitting on the bench for games at a time," Brooks said. "It kind of messed with my confidence a little bit. Since then I feel I'm become a lot better player. I'm a lot more mature."

Warriors coach Mark Jackson has indicated Brooks is going to have to work to earn playing time with the Warriors. If that comes, Brooks is confident in what he can do.

"Once I get my opportunity, I won't disappoint," he said.

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