HOUSTON -

The Houston Rockets signed unrestricted free agent center Dwight Howard on Saturday.

The team said Howard, the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, inked a four-year max deal with the Rockets.

WATCH: Rockets introduce Dwight Howard at press conference

"Dwight is the biggest free agent acquisition in the history of the Rockets," said Rockets owner Leslie Alexander said in a press release. "His addition puts us in contention. This is good for the city and especially the fans. Fans are going to have a great time this year. This team will be tremendous fun to watch."

The Rockets introduced Howard at a press conference Saturday afternoon at the Toyota Center.

Former Rockets players Hakeem Olajuwon and Yao Ming were in attendance. Current Rocket Chandler Parsons also sat in the crowd.

Fans gathered for a rally Saturday after the press conference. Click here for more information.

Photos: Dwight Howard is a Houston Rocket!

Published On: Jul 13 2013 12:53:19 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2013 09:56:02 AM CDT

The Houston Rockets introduced Dwight Howard as the newest member of the team on Saturday during a press conference at the Toyota Center.

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