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The Locked On Rockets Podcast, hosted by Houston native and credentialed media member Jackson Gatlin, is the BEST and ONLY daily (Mon-Fri) Houston Rockets basketball podcast. Every day Jackson shares the latest news, speculation and analysis on Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun, Jabari Smith Jr., Amen Thompson, Fred VanVleet, Dillon Brooks, the Draft, Free Agency and the rest of the NBA. Previous guests include former Rockets Matt Bullard and Vernon Maxwell, legendary broadcaster Bill Worrell, current players Armoni Brooks, Jae'Sean Tate and more.

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NBA Trade Deadline! Houston Rockets Watchlist: ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Podfather, Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to share and discuss final thoughts as the Rockets head into the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline. Is what the Brooklyn Nets decide to do with James Harden more important that anything Houston does? The reason why NOT moving Eric Gordon isn't the end of the world. Could the Miami Heat be setting up a play for Christian Wood? Will the LA Lakers cave and send Russell Westbrook back to the Rockets in exchange for John Wall?
44 min
Kevin Porter Jr. ON FIRE From Three, But Not En...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, in which Kevin Porter Jr. was on FIRE from long distance, finishing 7/12 from three on the night, but unfortunately wasn't enough to secure the win. KPJ's growth as a shooter, which unlocks the rest of his game, Jalen Green's offensive decision-making, Christian Wood's usage rate and icing the team out offensively, big trades around the NBA including CJ McCollum to New Orleans, Domantas Sabonis to the Sacramento Kings and how those trades impact the Rockets going into the NBA Trade Deadline.
32 min
Josh Christopher Career Night, Rockets Starting...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks a variety of topics in a "melting pot" episode, focusing on Josh Christopher's career night against the San Antonio Spurs and overall consistent play, Jalen Green's growth as a defender, Alperen Sengun getting the starting nod against the New Orleans Pelicans, but not being utilized properly, Christian Wood killing offensive flow, Caris LeVert traded to the Cavaliers, removing a buyer from the Eric Gordon market and more.
38 min
Rockets New Team Plane, Jalen Green & Alperen S...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) to discuss the Rockets new team plane and how the organization has handled the rebuild thus far, the impressive outings from Jalen Green and Alperen Sengun against Evan Mobley and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a quick check-in on James Harden, the Brooklyn Nets, and how their potential implosion changes the outlook of the James Harden trade.
49 min
Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr. & Christian Wood ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets big-time win against the Cleveland Cavaliers and all of the storylines from the game. Rockets responding and closing out the game STRONG after Cavs cut the lead to 105-102, Jalen Green looking the part of No. 2 overall pick posting 21/5/5 and dropping 20+ for the first time since early January, Kevin Porter Jr. staying composed and playing clutch down the stretch against his former team, Christian Wood and Alperen Sengun sharing the floor together in the return of the double-big lineup and more.
33 min
Houston Rockets NBA Trade Deadline | Speculatio...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Dave Hardisty (@clutchfans) and David Weiner (@BimaThug) to discuss Rockets trade rumors and speculation centered on Eric Gordon, Christian Wood, John Wall & more heading into the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline.
50 min
Rockets Lose To Steph Curry's 40, But Encouragi...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets 122-108 loss against the Golden State Warriors, in which Steph Curry turned back the clock to 2019 and exploded in the fourth quarter just like Game 6 of the WCSF. Despite the Curry takeover, some encouraging signs from Jalen Green's play and level of confidence, Christian Wood's strong start and quality switching defense, Kevin Porter Jr. continuing to showcase his playmaking skills, matching his career-high for assists in a half of play, and the Rockets reserve unit of KJ Martin, Garrison Mathews and Josh Christopher providing consistent punch off the bench.
29 min
Houston Rockets 2022 NBA Draft Prospects Benned...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks is joined by the Founder of TeaAndRockets.com Nathan Fogg (@NathanFogg1) to discuss strengths, weaknesses and assess preliminary draft stock of Arizona's Bennedict Mathurin, Baylor's Kendall Brown and Wisconsin's Johnny Davis.
37 min
Rockets Big Picture Takeaways From Spurs Loss O...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks big picture takeaways from the Rockets blowout loss against the San Antonio Spurs, focusing on Kevin Porter Jr.'s growth as a point guard while still highlighting the main area of concern for KPJ moving forward, Stephen Silas' comments on playing Alperen Sengun and Christian Wood together and what that might mean for their respective futures with the Rockets, and Jalen Green's continued struggles and why it's not time to hit the panic button.
32 min
Houston Rockets NBA Trade Deadline | Lakers Int...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by RocketsTwitter OG and good friend of the show Karthik Prasad (@stanfordkp) to discuss the most recent reporting surrounding the Rockets plans for this upcoming NBA Trade Deadline. John Wall being linked to both the LA Clippers AND LA Lakers, multiple suitors inquiring about Eric Gordon, Christian Wood NOT being actively shopped and the possible return for some of the veterans on the roster in Daniel Theis, David Nwaba and DJ Augustin.
40 min
Tough, But Encouraging Houston Rockets Loss Aga...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Apollo HOU Contributor and one of the hosts of Rockets Safe Spaces on Twitter Brad LeBlanc (@BraddeauxNBA) to discuss the heartbreaking last-second loss against the Golden State Warriors as Steph Curry sinks the first buzzer-beater of his career. Jae'Sean Tate and Kevin Porter Jr. slowing down Curry, Warriors third quarter run, Porter Jr. continuing to facilitate at a high level, KJ Martin and Garrison Mathews takeover in the fourth, second-unit ball movement, Jalen Green's struggles and more.
37 min
Talking Houston Rockets With Modern Family's Ri...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by huge Rockets fan and Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez (@StarringRico) to discuss the beginnings of his Rockets fandom, thoughts on the Rockets exciting crop of rookies so far, adjusting expectations from the James Harden era to now, personal Rockets Mount Rushmore, growing up a child actor, time on the set of Modern Family and more.
38 min
Kevin Porter Jr. CLUTCH THREE Secures Rockets 1...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) and Ryan Hollins (@TheRyanHollins) to discuss the Rockets impressive road win 116-111 over the Utah Jazz. Kevin Porter Jr. dialed in and finishing the night with eight assists and just one turnover + the CLUTCH three late in the game, huge bench contributions including Armoni Brooks breaking out of his shooting slump and Garrison Mathews tying a season-high 23 points, Stephen Silas' decision to keep Jalen Green on the bench to closeout this game and more.
52 min
Rockets Film Room On Josh Christopher's Growth,...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for another edition of Locked On Rockets Film Room to discuss Josh Christopher's growth and trust from the coaching staff, Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green being staggered on the floor again, and to break down two of the Rockets most commonly run plays, "Wiper" and "Cash".
39 min
Seven Possible Rockets Trades Including Eric Go...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) goes through a list of seven possible Houston Rockets trades for Eric Gordon, Christian Wood, John Wall and more as the NBA Trade Deadline is just a couple weeks away. Who on the Rockets doesn't make it past the deadline?
31 min
Jalen Green, Eric Gordon Secure Win As Rockets ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets splitting the weekend mini series on the road against the Sacramento Kings with takeaways from both games. Jalen Green finding ways to impact the game besides scoring, including the CLUTCH offensive rebound to seal the win, Kevin Porter Jr. dialed in and focused, renewed effort and focus defensively in the second meeting, Stephen Silas' management of players in foul trouble, the return of Garry Bird, Green's touches in the fourth quarter and how Alperen Sengun looked in his first two games back.
30 min
Rockets Defense, Eric Gordon And Clutch Kevin P...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by host of The Launch Pad Podcast and Rockets Safe Spaces on Twitter Paulo Alves (@PauloAlvesNBA) to discuss the Rockets 128-124 win on the road against the San Antonio Spurs. Eric Gordon's masterclass performance and reminder why every playoff team should be asking about him right now, Stephen Silas going BACK to staggering Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green's minutes, Green's rebounding and transition play, the Rockets renewed defensive focus, especially in the second half and top of the fourth quarter, KPJ's late-game heroics and Dejounte Murray *almost* taking the game back down the stretch.
36 min
Possible Rockets Trades, Kevin Porter Jr. And J...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Podfather and Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to discuss how the Kevin Porter Jr. point guard experiment may be impacting Jalen Green, Stephen Silas' role in developing Rockets players, the recent defensive regression and trade possibilities for Eric Gordon and Christian Wood.
40 min
Should The Rockets Be Staggering Kevin Porter J...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Will aka Biased Houston (@BiasedHouston) to discuss the Rockets 111-91 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers and the big-picture themes at play during the game. Double-big lineup makes a comeback with Daniel Theis starting alongside Christian Wood, Joel Embiid explodes in the first quarter, why so few double-teams? Quiet offensive night for Wood, Kevin Porter Jr.'s offensive struggles continue, is it starting to hurt Jalen Green and should Stephen Silas be staggering minutes for the backcourt duo?
42 min
Josh Christopher Shines, But Houston Rockets De...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by host of The Launch Pad Podcast and Rockets Safe Spaces on Twitter, Don Knock (@DonKnock) to discuss the Rockets 141-123 blowout loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves, focusing on Josh Christopher's stellar night and individual work with Stephen Silas, the Rockets defensive woes leading to so many hard to watch games, Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green's offensive struggles, lack of minutes for the backcourt duo at the end of blowouts and more.
44 min
Rockets John Wall Situation, Kevin Porter Jr.'s...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) to discuss his opinion's on the Rockets decision to have John Wall sit out and the belief that Wall would NOT be detrimental to the development of Kevin Porter Jr., the situation surrounding Porter Jr.'s halftime incident and how the team has handled the process, Porter Jr.'s role in the organization moving forward and more.
59 min
Houston Rockets 2022 NBA Draft Targets Jaden Iv...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by founder of the Tea And Rockets Blog Nathan Fogg (@NathanFogg1) for another round of draft content focusing on how NDA Draft big boards are an ever-changing process, Jalen Duren's fall out of the top-end of the draft, Jaden Ivey and Jabari Smith.
37 min
Rockets Beat Wizards Off Kevin Porter Jr. GAME ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) to discuss the Rockets 114-111 win against the Washington Wizards off of Kevin Porter Jr.'s GAME WINNING shot in his first game back from being suspended. KPJ's clutch play down the stretch despite a rough-ish overall game, how big this moment is for KPJ, Stephen Silas and the rest of the team, Christian Wood bouncing back with 22/11, Jalen Green learning to be more decisive in how he attacks defenses, Garrison Mathews takes THREE charges and now leads the team in that category and more.
40 min
Rockets Suspensions, Garrison Mathews' Return, ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks Stephen Silas' handling of the Kevin Porter Jr. and Christian Wood situations, followed by discussing the Rockets loss against the Sixers. Garrison Mathews returning to the lineup in a big way, Jalen Green's offensive struggles and more.
32 min
Jalen Green Goes Off Despite Rockets Halftime D...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the reported halftime drama regarding Kevin Porter Jr., Christian Wood and the Rockets coaching staff, leading to KPJ leaving the game at halftime. Despite the drama, Jalen Green has a career night, making it to the free throw line an impressive 14 times on his way to 29 points. What led to the halftime dispute, how should Porter Jr. and Wood be handled and more.
28 min