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Wallace signs six-year, $57 million deal with Bobcats

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CHARLOTTE (AP) -- Gerald Wallace has signed his six-year, $57 million contract with Charlotte Thursday, the latest move in the push by the Bobcats to make the playoffs next season.

Wallace's deal includes several incentives that could pay him up to an additional $2 million per season. The sixth year of the deal is a player option.

Wallace agreed to the deal last week, shortly after Charlotte acquired Jason Richardson in a draft night trade with Golden State. Richardson, who's expected to be the Bobcats' go-to scorer, is due about $51 million over the next four seasons.

Charlotte also re-signed guard Matt Carroll to a six-year, $27 million deal, and is trying to work out a new contract for power forward Emeka Okafor, who is in the final year of his rookie contract.