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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., Tari Eason, Amen Thompson, Cam Whitmore, 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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Christian Wood Dominates As Rockets Fall Short ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by social media manager for SBNation's The Dreamshake and one of the hosts of Rockets Safe Spaces on Twitter Zeke (@itzjustzeke) to discuss the Rockets tough 121-118 loss against the Indiana Pacers. Breaking down the final play of the night drawn up for Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green, Christian Wood's masterclass performance, Alperen Sengun's defense and foul-drawing off the bench, SHOWTIME Rockets highlights throughout the night and more.
44 min
Rockets Jalen Green Jumps Into Top-5 For ROTY |...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses Jalen Green's jump into the top-5 for the Rookie of the Year race, what it says about JG's development, and his chances to come away with the award, then dives into a Jae'Sean Tate vs. KJ Martin discussion, what each guy brings to the table, eye test + numbers and more, and lastly shares thoughts on Chet Holmgren's performance in Gonzaga's win against Georgia State and his primary concern with Chet going into the NBA Draft.
33 min
Jalen Green & Kevin Porter Jr. Get Buckets In R...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets fun, competitive 129-112 loss against the best team in the NBA Phoenix Suns. Jalen Green's understanding of the "big picture" when looking at the Suns and thinking about the Rockets future & becoming the Rockets No. 1 option, bench unit helping fight back into the game, chemistry between Alperen Sengun, KJ Martin & Josh Christopher, highlight plays across the board for Jalen, Kevin Porter Jr. and Al-P, stories from Jaygup and Sengun during Rockets Social Media Night and more.
36 min
The Legend Of Bruno Fernando, Rockets Effort Ag...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks about the Houston Rockets weekend slate of games with disappointing showings against the I45 rival Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans. Interior defense allows Dwight Powell, Jonas Valunciunas and Jaxon Hayes to have career games against the Rockets, early game deficits leading to a concerning lack of effort, the LEGEND of Bruno Fernando is born in garbage time against Dallas, the fundamental dilemma with Christian Wood, Stephen Silas' philosophy and approach to garbage time minutes and more.
35 min
Rockets Film Room: Jalen Green's Mid-Range Game...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for another edition of Locked On Rockets Film to break down and discuss Jalen Green utilizing the mid-range more post All-Star break and WHY he's started taking those types of shots, Green's growth as a pick and roll ball handler & decision maker, how different Rockets bigs screen for different types of advantages and breaking down the play "EMPTY" the Rockets like to run for Jalen Green.
33 min
ROOKIE TAKEOVER As Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses QUITE POSSIBLY THE GAME OF THE YEAR for the Rockets as Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun and Josh Christopher all have career nights in a 139-130 win against LeBron James & the LA Lakers. Jalen Green becoming the number one option and closing out the Lakers in the fourth quarter and overtime on the way to his career-high 32 points, Alperen Sengun with career-highs in points, rebounds and minutes and playing bully-ball with LeBron, Josh Christopher with a huge spark off the bench, Kevin Porter Jr. with the impact across the board flirting with a triple-double (10/8/10), KJ Martin making his presence felt with his first start this season and more.
37 min
Kevin Porter Jr. & Jalen Green Start Game Hot, ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets facing the Miami Heat on the second night of a back-to-back with no Eric Gordon, Christian Wood or Dennis Schroder. Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. started the game off HOT, but faded as the game wore on, Alperen Sengun looked solid starting in place of Wood, but needs more post-up touches, Garrison Mathews struggled and didn't look right after turning his ankle early in this one, KJ Martin continues to be a solid presence off the bench with some better looking drives as of late, Daishen Nix with non-garbage time minutes and Josh Christopher breaks out of what has been a pre-All-Star break shooting slump.
32 min
Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr. & Christian Wood ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets huge win against a very good Memphis Grizzlies team and the impressive performances across the board from Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr. and Christian Wood. Jalen continues to unlock and show off his mid-range game + impacting the game on the glass and with his playmaking, KPJ's 19-point third quarter on his way to 29 for the game, Wood with arguably the best game of his career getting it done on both ends of the floor, Alperen Sengun having Jaren Jackson Jr. in HELL, Jae'Sean Tate with a couple of crucial buckets late as the Grizzlies were making their run and more.
33 min
Rockets-Clippers Notes: Jalen Green Mid-Range E...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks takeaways from Rockets-Clippers in which the Rockets gave up a 40 point quarter on their way to their second blowout in three games against the LA Clippers. Jalen Green discusses using the mid-range to open up the rest of his game, Alperen Sengun talks minutes with Jalen and their two-man game, Al-P's impact on the game for Jalen compared to Jae'Sean Tate, KJ Martin & Christian Wood, KJ Martin's shooting making an uptick and more.
29 min
Dennis Schroder's Impact + Rockets Rookie Grade...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) to discuss Dennis Schroder's impact across his five games as a member of the Houston Rockets, followed by evaluating and grading rookies Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun and Josh Christopher to this point in the season and many of the variables impacting their development so far.
51 min
Jalen Green & Alperen Sengun Big Games As Rocke...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets weekend slate of games, first on the road against the Orlando Magic then at home against the LA Clippers, coming up just short in both games. Jalen Green's impressive night in Orlando, especially his stretch in the fourth quarter to close the gap, Christian Wood's free throw struggles, Jalen Green not able to get anything going against the Clippers due to Ivica Zubac inside and struggling with his outside shot, including a chance to tie the game up in the final seconds, Alperen Sengun with an impressive display against LA, scoring 14 points in 10 minutes of run and more.
35 min
Houston Rockets 2022 NBA Draft Prospects Jaden ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the founder of TeaAndRockets.com Nathan Fogg (@NathanFogg1) to discuss strengths, weaknesses and assess preliminary draft stock of the three G League prospects in this year's NBA Draft: Jaden Hardy. Dyson Daniels and MarJon Beauchamp.
37 min
Rockets Final Season Stretch Expectations For R...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the hosts of the Summit State Of Mind Podcast, brothers Justin (@JP_Mirabueno) & Kenny (@summitcommish) Mirabueno to discuss the roots of their Rockets fandom and how they got into the podcasting scene, each person's favorite rookie this season and why, expectations for said rookie selections for the final 1/3 of the season, a series of over/under predictions regarding Jalen Green's scoring, Kevin Porter Jr.'s three-ball, and the Rockets final record plus a BOLD prediction involving two of the Rockets young players.
44 min
Tanking Teams! Best Players, Draft Plans & More...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) takes part in a Locked On NBA TANKERS roundtable with the hosts from Locked On Magic, Thunder and Pacers to discuss the state of their respective franchises, who will be the next team to ESCAPE the bottom of the standings, who is doing the best job of rebuilding so far, thoughts on the upcoming NBA Draft and more.
51 min
Rockets At NBA All-Star 2022 | Jae'Sean Tate & ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by member of Pelicans county Chris McGehee (@ChrisBMcGehee) for their annual tradition of discussing the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities. The newly revamped Rising Stars challenge, where Jalen Green had the best individual performance of any player, on any time, Jae'Sean Tate's game-winning layup and hard-nosed defense on display, Alperen Sengun ALWAYS, the catastrophe that was Saturday night with a new Skills Challenge that fell flat and a dunk contest where Jalen Green unfortunately struggled, followed by the weekend being saved by an incredible All-Star game.
42 min
Dennis Schroder Leadership, Alperen Sengun Care...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets competitive game against the best team in the NBA Phoenix Suns, falling just short at the end of regulation in an attempt to push it to overtime. Dennis Schroder's impact on both sides of the floor, Alperen Sengun with the best game of his career going toe-to-toe with Deandre Ayton, Jalen Green looking good early, but not getting involved enough later on in the game, KJ Martin providing a spark (and some monster dunks) off the bench and more.
37 min
Houston Rockets 2022 NBA Draft Prospects Patric...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Founder of TeaAndRockets.com Nathan Fogg (@NathanFogg1) to discuss strengths, weaknesses and assess preliminary draft stock of Wisconsin's Patrick Baldwin Jr., Memphis' Jalen Duren, and Duke's AJ Griffin.
40 min
Dennis Schroder Makes Rockets Debut, But At The...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets blowout loss against the Utah Jazz, in which Dennis Schroder made his Rockets debut, but at the cost of Josh Christopher's minutes. What benefit does Schroder provide to the second unit, why Christopher's minutes shouldn't be cut back, how the Rockets distribute touches across the team, Jalen Green's defense and touches compared to other NBA rookies, solid night's for Kevin Porter Jr. and KJ Martin and more.
31 min
Rockets GM Rafael Stone's Media Presser | Denni...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses takeaways from Rockets' General Manager Rafael Stone's Friday press conference to address the Daniel Theis-Dennis Schroder trade with the Boston Celtics. Schroder's fit and role with this young Rockets team, Daishen Nix's growth and timeline for (possible) NBA run, Eric Gordon's commitment to Houston, general feelings of the direction of the rebuild and more.
35 min
Rockets Trade Deadline | Daniel Theis Out, But ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) reacts to the Rockets mostly underwhelming trade deadline activity, sending Daniel Theis to the Boston Celtics for Dennis Schroder, Enes Freedom, and Bruno Fernando. Reasons the Rockets didn't participate in any other deadline deals, why Eric Gordon not being moved makes *some* sense, Rafael Stone setting a value precedent and sticking to it, the Brooklyn Nets moving on from James Harden and some quick-hitting thoughts on Rockets-Raptors, including Kevin Porter Jr.'s dynamic play, Jalen Green's solid evening and Christian Wood's playmaking.
41 min
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