Trade finalized, Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks available vs. Thunder

Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks will be available for the Warriors on Friday when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 6:30 p.m.

On Friday afternoon, the NBA finalized the three-team trade that sent the pair of former Boston Celtics to GoldenState. The approval didn’t come until after the Warriors’ morning shootaround at Chesapeake Energy Arena, so Crawford and Brooks weren’t able to participate.

Both players attended and watched the shootaround, but couldn’t be made available to the media until the trade went through.

Coach Mark Jackson expects the players to quickly blend in.

“It’s basketball,” Jackson said. ‘I’m so used to going to any park, I’ll pick four guys and we’ll be alright. I don’t need to meet them or anything. It’s simple basketball.”

Jackson, of course, has met both players and they’ve spent time studying film in addition to watching practice. Crawford figures to be immediately thrust into a major role. He joins the teams having averaged 13.7 points and 5.1 assists while starting most of this season in Boston.

“Jordan will play right away. He’s our backup point guard,” Jackson said. “With MarShon, it’s about staying ready, being ready and when the opportunity presents itself, capitalizing on it.”

Jimmy Durkin

Jimmy Durkin is a sports writer for the Bay Area News Group.

  • Howard Benner

    National TV again, although the east coast probably will be going to bed or imbibing in late happy hour delights.

    Let’s see what we might glean from the new acquisitions. . .probably not too much, but last night’s OKC’s second half performance against Houston & the accompanying crowd noise (with the amount of noise the OKC crowd generates the W’s must think they’re in “Bizarro” land) should propel them through any lethargy they might encounter; unlike the W’s. . .

    No excuses tonight! Come to play!

  • Stan

    Why no live blog of the Warriors,ever? For big games like tonight,I have strategy to say and crtique!..already the subs are killing the Dubs…
    WE WANT WARRIOR LIVE BLOG!…a few times a year at least.

  • 808Oahu

    MJ is dumb.
    I can see how he pulled Bogut when OKC had their subs in and we’re doing the “Hack a Bogut”.
    But once OKC went back to their starters and our outstanding defending forward D.Lee was getting owned on the defensive side by Ibaka, why can’t MJ put Bogut back in???
    I doubt OKC would have their starters intentionally fouling Bogut in the second quarter.

  • 808Oahu

    Hats off to MJ.
    Now I really know your dumb.
    Putting in Bazemore with 5 seconds left till half and we have the ball????????

  • Howard Benner

    Blah, blah, blah. . this team looks for ways to step in it. . .a second tier playoff team if they are lucky. . .& they won’t be able to add any needed help until, what a couple of years or unless they decide to move any of their “coveted” pieces? Total joke. . .O’neil an Ezeli aren’t the answer they are looking for. . .

  • Stan

    That stunk. Obvious early what effort it was going to take to win,the Warriors weren’t going to give it.
    Mark Jackson is just weeing the games away and wins with his benched Bogut attack. He cant block,rebound and defend nobody on the bench. Who benches the THIRD BEST NBA CENTER? who????

  • Stan

    Also– why is it on TNT and ESPN the Warriors are red and blue and in color? When on Comcast the yellow is near green,the players look like corpses?? Terrible quality. Its like ESPN/TBS have a good feed-expensive- and Comcast/NBC have dial up..cheap.

    Comcast is such a cheap quality operation. Cant even broadcast the signal right.
    And the camera angle for Comcast is ALWAYS worse then networks.