HoopsHype Mickell Gladness rumors
Chris Tomasson: Mickell Gladness said has been given 10-day contract offer by Golden State but seeks to sign 2nd one w/Miami Expects to learn Heat fate Tues. Twitter
Terrel Harris was doing something familiar after Saturday’s optional workout in the Philips Arena. He was talking to Mickell Gladness. The Heat will reunite the close friends on the roster Sunday, when Gladness officially signs a 10-day contract. Gladness, who was waived before the deadline to guarantee his 2011-12 contract, was not allowed to work with the other Heat players Saturday, since he is still technically a free agent. He will serve as insurance as the Heat enters a difficult stretch, albeit one against a bunch of teams that have lost key bigs (Atlanta’s Al Horford, Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut and now Cleveland’s Anderson Varejao). Palm Beach Post
Why cut Mickell Gladness and keep Juwan Howard, at 39 years old? -- Arnaldo, Miami. A: Because you have no idea how much respect Juwan commands in that locker room. He is a stabilizing veteran presence, much the way Jamaal Magloire had been. Look, you don't play 15 players, and it's not as if Gladness was playing or truly showed enough to be viewed as a legitimate prospect. If he was, they would have kept him. South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Erik Spoelstra stopped short of saying Mickell Gladness could possibly be brought back on a 10-day contract. Instead mentioned how it creates "flexibility" with Heat now one below the roster limit. Sulia
The Miami Heat announced on Tuesday afternoon that they had waived center Mickell Gladness. The move came in advance of the 6pm deadline for guaranteed roster spots. Gladness was one of three players to have non-guaranteed contracts, along with fellow rookie Terrel Harris and center Eddy Curry, both of whom the Heat are expected to hang on to. Peninsula Is Mightier
The Heat also signed Mickell Gladness, a forward out of the NBA Development League who spent time with the team in summer camp and summer league. The additions leave the Heat with the NBA-camp maximum of 20 players. South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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