MIAMI -- Center Mickell Gladness said Tuesday he will sign a second 10-day contract with the Miami Heat. Whatever happens after that remains to be seen.
When his second 10-day deal expires, Gladness only could remain with the Heat if they end up signing him for the rest of the season. But the rookie said team president Pat Riley has been open with him.
They want to keep their flexibility in case they find a veteran big man who can contribute to them winning a champoinship more than I can," Gladness said about the Heat having 14 players signed for the rest of the season and keeping flexibility with the 15th roster spot, which Gladness now has. They look at me as a guy theyre still developing. So I guess if they dont find someone by the trade deadline, that would look good for me (as far as staying with the Heat the rest of the season)."
The trade deadline is March 15, and then there is a week after when players can be bought out in time to join another team for the playo...