April 1, 2012
Warriors Sign Mickell Gladness For Remainder Of Season
6’11” Rookie Has Appeared In Each Of Warriors Last Six Games During His Initial 10-Day Contract
The Golden State Warriors have signed center Mickell Gladness for the remainder of the season, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Gladness, 25, has appeared in six games with Golden State since signing a 10-day contract on March 22, averaging 2.0 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 block in 7.3 minutes per contest. He has scored a career-high six points on two occasions during his six games with the Warriors, including Saturday night vs. New Jersey when he finished with six points and three rebounds in a career-high 12 minutes. He has also blocked a career-high two shots on three different occasions while with Golden State.
The 6’11” center made his NBA debut earlier this season as a member of the Miami Heat, appearing in eight games over two different stints with the club. Prior to joining the Heat for their 2011-12 training camp, Gladness appeared in four games for the Dakota Wizards, the Warriors’ NBA Development League team, averaging 7.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.75 blocks in 20.8 minutes per contest. Overall, he has appeared in 81 D-League games over three seasons, averaging 4.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.41 blocks combined with Dakota and Rio Grande Valley. A product of Alabama A&M, Gladness went undrafted in the 2008 NBA Draft and played one season professionally overseas before joining the D-League for the 2009-10 campaign.