40 MICKELL GLADNESS
VITALS: 6-11, 220, Alabama A&M, one year pro
2012-13 STATS: (26 games with Warriors, Heat in 2011-12)
ROLE WITH TEAM: Gladness will battle Kyle O’Quinn and Solomon Jones for the job of backup center to Nikola Vucevic. Gladness is an extreme long shot to unseat O’Quinn as the Magic’s primary backup center.
PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Gladness will need to show that he can defend on the post, rebound and block shots in order to have a chance of making the Magic. Having experience with Golden State and Miami should help him make the transition to the Magic’s system.
STATUS: Barring a stellar training camp, Gladness is unlikely to make the team.