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Dwight Howard tweets that he’ll sign with Rockets

  • FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard dunks during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, in Los Angeles. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted Friday, July 5, 2013, that it was "time to get back to work" amid multiple media reports that Dallas was out of the running for free agent Howard. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard dunks during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, in Los Angeles. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted Friday, July 5, 2013, that it was "time to get back to work" amid multiple media reports that Dallas was out of the running for free agent Howard. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard goes up to dunk against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted Friday, July 5, 2013, that it was "time to get back to work" amid multiple media reports that Dallas was out of the running for free agent Howard. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard goes up to dunk against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted Friday, July 5, 2013, that it was "time to get back to work" amid multiple media reports that Dallas was out of the running for free agent Howard. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard dunks during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, in Los Angeles. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted Friday, July 5, 2013, that it was "time to get back to work" amid multiple media reports that Dallas was out of the running for free agent Howard. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard dunks during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, in Los Angeles. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted Friday, July 5, 2013, that it was "time to get back to work" amid multiple media reports that Dallas was out of the running for free agent Howard. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard dunks during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, in Los Angeles. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted Friday, July 5, 2013, that it was "time to get back to work" amid multiple media reports that Dallas was out of the running for free agent Howard. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
  • FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard goes up to dunk against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted Friday, July 5, 2013, that it was "time to get back to work" amid multiple media reports that Dallas was out of the running for free agent Howard. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
  • FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard dunks during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, in Los Angeles. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted Friday, July 5, 2013, that it was "time to get back to work" amid multiple media reports that Dallas was out of the running for free agent Howard. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Decision made

Dwight Howard says he is signing with the Houston Rockets.

The All-Star center posted a message on Twitter last night saying he thought Houston was “the best place for me.”

“I am excited about joining the Rockets and I’m looking forward to a great season,” he added.

The Lakers confirmed earlier last night that Howard would be leaving after one season.

“We wish him the best of luck on the remainder of his NBA career,” Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement.

USA Today first reported earlier yesterday that Howard would join the Rockets, where he would join All-Star James Harden to give the Rockets a potentially potent inside-outside combination.

Dallas, Golden State and Atlanta were the other suitors interested in Howard.

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