Rookie center Mickell Gladness will be sticking around after his 10-day contract expires. He is expected to sign with Golden State for the remainder of the season on Sunday, in time for him to play against the host Los Angeles Lakers.
“We’re going to move forward with him,” coach Mark Jackson said after Saturday’s practice at the team’s downtown Oakland facility. “We’re excited about what he’s been able to do in a short period of time.”
Gladness has played six games with the Warriors. He’s totaled 12 points, eight rebounds and six blocks in 44 minutes.
“Not to sound cocky or anything,” Gladness said after Friday’s loss to New Jersey, “but not too many big men can do what I do. Block shots. Rebound. Run the floor.“