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Hosted by Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin), native Houstonian and Founder/Managing Editor of Clutch City Control Room (@ClutchCityCR), Locked On Rockets offers a daily look inside the Houston Rockets and the NBA. Every day Jackson discusses the latest on James Harden, Russell Westbrook and all things Clutch City. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. #Rockets #OneMission #NBA

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Rockets media availability with House, Green, C...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares audio from the media availability sessions for Danuel House Jr., Gerald Green, Demarcus Cousins and new Rockets head coach Stephen Silas and highlights some of the key points made.
40 min
2
Russell Westbrook TRADED for John Wall LIVE Eme...
45 min
3
Christmas Day schedule, possible player awards,...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks a variety of topics, starting with the acquisition of European prospect Isuf Sanon in the Austin Rivers sign-and-trade, the new blue Rockets alternates, Rockets not making the Christmas Day schedule cut, Ja vs. Zion, Durant on the Harden/Brooklyn rumors, and five possible awards the Rockets players and staff could be up for this season.
33 min
4
Mayor of Houston Gerald Green returns + Christi...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets bringing back in the mayor of Houston himself Mr. Gerald Green followed by a dive into some advanced tracking numbers for Christian Wood courtesy of BBall Index.
38 min
5
On Christian Wood's media availability, Rockets...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Houston sports head and Clutch City Control Room contributor Karthik Prasad (@stanfordkp) to discuss the Rockets off-season, why everyone is so high on Christian Wood, Rafael Stone as Houston's general manager, viability of keeping Eric Gordon and more.
41 min
6
DeSagana Diop newest Rockets assistant coach, G...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the newest Rockets assistant head coach to join Silas' staff, former NBA player DeSagana Diop, as well as pushing back a bit on the ideas of moving on from Eric Gordon and starting Boogie Cousins.
26 min
7
Boogie Cousins emergency pod LIVE with Roosh Wi...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined be fellow native Houstonian and host of the Noble and Roosh Show, Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) , to dissect the signing of free agent big man Boogie Cousins to a 1-year, non guaranteed deal for this upcoming season followed by taking a way-too-early look at how the rest of the West is shaping up and answering some listener questions.
49 min
8
Rockets targeting youthful wings in free agency
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks Rockets free agency so far and the movement to inject more youth and begin a pipeline of developing young talent before diving into discussions on Mason Jones' NBA comparison and the dynamic fit of Christian Wood.
36 min
9
Christian Wood becomes a Rocket! Emergency pod ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) reacts to the Rockets signing Christian Wood with guest appearances from Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) Duncan Smith (@DuncanSmithNBA) and Locked On Pistons Matt Schoch (@Matt_Schoch_) throughout the show.
40 min
10
Rockets punt on pick No. 16 in favor of flexibi...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about NBA Draft night 2020 and the Rockets deciding to trade newly acquired former Rocket Trevor Ariza and the No. 16 pick to clear cap space to facilitate the use of the non-taxpayer MLE (worth roughly $9.3 million), what this means moving forward and the players they did wind up getting much.. much later in the evening.
30 min
11
NBA Draft on the horizon, Rockets with the 16th...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined from across the pong by the founder of TeaAndRockets.com Nathan Fogg (@NathanFogg1) to discuss the Rafael Stone's first 36 or-so hours in active trade waters, the No. 16 overall pick and prospects that the Rockets could look at, continued rumors surrounding James Harden and Russell Westbrook and 25-year-old NBL wing Jae'Sean Tate's commitment to join Houston once free agency begins.
46 min
12
Robert Covington sent packing, Ariza to become ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets traded newly acquired forward Robert Covington for former Rockets forward Trevor Ariza and two first round draft picks courtesy of the Portland Trailblazers and what that trade means moving forward, as well as continued thoughts on the James Harden situation.
33 min
13
On Harden, Westbrook and the future of the Rock...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to discuss the outlook of the Houston Rockets in the midst of swirling trade rumors and hypotheticals surrounding the franchises two former MVPs, James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
44 min
14
Will Weaver becomes newest Rockets assistant co...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares the news of Will Weaver becoming the Rockets newest assistant coach before being joined by Coach Chris Geek'd (@coachchris_sports) to focus on the some of the reasons why Westbrook possibly wants out of Houston, his relationship and on-court fit with Harden, the possibility of a trade NOT coming to fruition and more.
44 min
15
Russell Westbrook wants OUT of Houston
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Nekias Duncan (@NekiasNBA) as they react to and discuss the news that Russell Westbrook wants OUT of Houston and what has led the organization to this point.
48 min
16
Closing in on Hornacek, Rivers to opt-out, Sila...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) hits on multiple topics such as the Rockets nearing an agreement for Jeff Hornacek to join Stephen Silas' coaching staff, Austin Rivers' plan to opt-out of his contract, NBA free agency officially beginning November 20th at 6 p.m. EST, Silas' interview on First Take and thoughts on Jae-Sean Tate.
29 min
17
Stephen Silas/Rafael Stone Rockets presser thou...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDubose) to discuss the first official press conference with new head coach Stephen Silas and new general manager Rafael Stone, as well as a handful of other topics.
43 min
18
Lucas joins Silas' staff as assistant coach, ph...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses John Lucas joining Stephen Silas' staff as an assistant coach, the bogus rumors floating around Twitter concerning Harden/Westbrook, as well as the obvious notion that the 76ers will be trying to pursue a James Harden trade.
24 min
19
Expectations for Stephen Silas with Anthony Duc...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Space City Scoop site expert Anthony Duckett (@a_duckett) to discuss the hiring of Stephen Silas, expectations for him as the Rockets head coach, the rumors of potential assistants that may become part of his staff and more.
38 min
20
Rockets tap Stephen Silas as next head coach, D...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses and reacts to the news of Stephen Silas being selected as the Rockets next head coach, what that means moving forward, some rumors of potential assists, and lastly tackles the news that Daryl Morey will become the president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers.
32 min
21
NBA offseason timetable + Season Review: PJ Tucker
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the NBA targeting a December 22 start for the 2020-2021 season and what John Hollinger thinks that means for upcoming offseason dates, followed by breaking down PJ Tucker's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
27 min
22
JVG vs. Silas with Lucas a distant third
Jackson (@JTGatlin) answers a quick listener question before diving into the debate between Jeff Van Gundy and Stephen Silas for the Rockets head coaching position and then wraps things up with thoughts about needing a "unicorn" at the five to compete with the Lakers.
38 min
23
In Morey We Trusted
Jackson (@JTGatlin) continues the conversation centered on Daryl Morey's departure, highlighting some of the smaller trades and signings throughout his career as the Rockets General Manager before answering a couple of listener messages in the final segment.
33 min
24
Locked On Rockets LIVE show with Ben DuBose
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDubose) to run through the Rockets tumultuous Thursday as GM Daryl Morey stepped down and the team lost it's bid on presumed head coaching frontrunner Ty Lue.
46 min
25
End of an era as Rockets GM Daryl Morey steps down
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the breaking news that Houston Rockets longtime general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down and will no longer be a part of the organization.
27 min
26
Season Review: Eric Gordon
Jackson (@JTGatlin) breaks down Eric Gordon's 2019-2020 season focusing on his strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats moving forward.
28 min
27
Ty Lue Interviews, JVG next? Is Gordon untradea...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses Ty Lue's arrival and interview in Houston, Tilman Fertitta's involvement in the coaching search and what that means, JVG's (likely) interview coming up, appreciating LeBron James and is Eric Gordon's contract really untradeable.
26 min
28
Coaching update + Season Review: Russell Westbrook
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares updates on the Rockets head coaching search and the candidates interviewed so far before diving into Russell Westbrooks season review, focusing on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
31 min
29
Season Review: James Harden
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses James Harden's season by breaking down his strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats moving forward.
27 min
30
Rockets Trade Target Tuesday: Coaching update +...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) provides an updated list of the Rockets head coaching candidates, including recently emerged candidate John Lucas, followed by a balanced three-team trade scenario involving the Pacers/Kings and fan trades to wrap up the show in the final segment.
36 min
31
Doc Rivers officially with 76ers, Mike D'Antoni...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Chams scoop of the decade, followed by the news of Doc Rivers hired as head coach of the 76ers and throwing out two dark horse candidates for Mike D'Antoni's services next season before wrapping things up talking about Danuel House Jr.
19 min
32
Doc/MDA predictions, learning from Lakers-Heat ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) tries to predict where Doc Rivers and former head coach Mike D'Antoni will land based on rumblings around the association as well as highlighting areas of Lakers-Heat Game 1 and how the Rockets next head coach needs to more offensively and defensively flexible.
32 min
33
Rockets coaching search with Matt Bullard
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by former Rocket/current Rockets broadcaster Matt Bullard (@bull50) to discuss what coaching means to him, some of the nuances that fans don't really consider or get to see regarding NBA head coaches, his endorsement of former teammate Sam Cassell for the position and more.
35 min
34
Rockets Trade Target Tuesday: Young, Wild & Not...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by CCCR Contributor Karthik Prasad (@stanfordkp) to discuss the building blocks for future Rockets trade scenarios and what a James Harden haul should look like if it were to regrettably happen.
42 min
35
Official call-in line, dark horse FA signing, u...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) introduces the official Locked On Rockets call-in line (713-487-5457) before diving into a dark horse free agency signing, rehashing some logistics behind sign-and-trade deals and getting the most out of Ben McLemore.
28 min
36
Woj's Houston report, mailbag questions and dev...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares the latest report from ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski regarding the Rockets head coaching search, followed by a pair of mailbag questions and the hope of developing young talent moving forward.
26 min
37
#MakeHoustonClutchAgain + mailbag questions
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the recent push from former Rockets players endorsing Sam Cassell for the vacant head coaching position, followed by answering a handful of mailbag questions.
28 min
38
Rockets Trade Target Tuesday 2: Somebody To Love
Jackson (@JTGatlin) showcases the second Trade Target Tuesday show with deals involving Cleveland's Kevin Love, Indiana's Myles Turner and fan proposals in the final segment.
34 min
39
MVP voting, PJ Tucker's social media and Rocket...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks MVP voting and the double-standard for James Harden, PJ Tucker chirping on social media (we stan), and the need for the Rockets to pick up the pace on their head coaching search.
26 min
40
Content direction, "he said, she said" reportin...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) starts things off sharing some ideas for the direction of show content during the off-season, followed by a word of caution on what will be an off-season filled with "he said, she said" reporting, and wraps things up focusing on some Rockets off-season wish list items.
32 min
41
Faith in Russ, Harden-Kawhi dialogue and Rocket...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Podfather himself, Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDubose) to discuss the way the Rockets season ended, not jumping on the Westbrook doubt train just yet, comparing the performances of Harden and Kawhi in the second round, what the Rockets should be looking for in terms of a head coach + staff and more.
51 min
42
Rockets Trade Target Tuesday
Jackson (@JTGatlin) has some fun with potential Rockets trade ideas, throwing out three of his own design followed by wrapping up the show reading off some listener suggestions.
32 min
43
The end of the Rockets season and the Mike D'An...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses Mike D'Antoni's tenure as the Rockets head coach, a general overview of the roster situation moving forward and potential head coaches in the final segment.
27 min
44
Rockets never lead as Lakers take a 110-100 Gam...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets Game 4 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers 110-100. Topics include Frank Vogel's willingness to adjust, Rockets getting dominated in the paint (62-24) and in transition (19-2), defense looking uninspired for much of the game, not enough output from James Harden as the Lakers continue to force the ball out of his hands, hesitancy from Rockets' shooters and more.
32 min
45
House update + Matt Bullard joins the show
Jackson (@JTGatlin) provides a brief update on the Danuel House Jr. situation before being joined by Rockets broadcaster Matt Bullard (@bull50) as the two discuss the Rockets-Lakers series so far and things they expect to see in the pivotal Game 4.
42 min
46
Rockets falter in fourth, fall to Lakers 112-10...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets Game 3 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers 112-102 as they take a decisive 2-1 series lead behind LeBron James' 36 points. Topics include Russell Westbrook's bounce back game, the Rockets rotations in the surprise absence of Danuel House, Rajon Rondo's back-to-back triples in the fourth as part of the Lakers game-deciding 17-5 run, Rockets bench woes continue as Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore combine for 0 points in 21 minutes played and more.
28 min
47
Xs and Os of Rockets-Lakers Games 1 and 2 with ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) of The Athletic and the creator/founder of Rockets Film Room on YouTube to discuss elements from the first two games of the Rockets-Lakers series. Topics include Anthony Davis at the five, Rockets spacing with Russell Westbrook and what he brings to the game, attacking the Lakers zone defense, traps being used on James Harden and how certain alignments work to his advantage plus why, potential rotation adjustments and more.
40 min
48
Rockets Q3 surge not enough, Lakers take Game 2...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets 117-109 Game 2 loss against the Los Angeles Lakers and some of the issues that plagued the team in this game. Slow start, going down by as many as 21 points, creative zone defense and flash doubles on James Harden, Lakers daring Russell Westbrook to shoot and Russ happily obliging, foul trouble for PJ Tucker, Russ reverting to his old ways and more.
33 min
49
Previewing Rockets-Lakers with BBall Index Foun...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by BBall Index (@The_BBall_Index) Founder Cranjis McBasketball (@Tim_NBA) to previews the second round matchup between the Rockets and Lakers. Topics include Lakers staying big or going small, can James Harden and Russell Westbrook be slowed down, does the three-point math advantage favor the Rockets, LA's effectiveness at slipping screens, win conditions for both teams, role players who will make an impact and more.
51 min
50
James Harden's block secures Game 7 and the Roc...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets thrilling Game 7 series-clinching win against Chris Paul and Oklahoma City Thunder. James Harden's game-winning and legacy defining block on Lu Dort, Russell Westbrook as the steadying offensive force, Robert Covington the game's MVP bringing it on both ends, Eric Gordon's resurgence, PJ Tucker all energy all the time and more.
23 min
51
What we know going into Rockets-Thunder Game 7
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares thoughts headed into Rockets-Thunder Game 7 such as Robert Covington's on-ball defense and OKC targeting him, turnovers committed in Game 6, being more disciplined with fouls, looking for "patient" Russ, Eric Gordon's sub-par performances, looking for James Harden to step up as the game winds down and more.
30 min
52
Turnovers, late-game collapse cost Rockets Game 6
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the end of game collapse from the Rockets as they fall to the Thunder in Game 6, 104-100, forcing a Game 7 in the first round series. Focus is on Russell Westbrook, James Harden and the frustrating lack of late-game execution from Houston throughout this series.
34 min
53
No Game 6 Suspensions for Tucker, Schröder
Jackson (@JTGatlin) covers PJ Tucker and Dennis Schröder both being available for Game 6 of this Rockets-Thunder series despite their altercation in Game 5, some follow-up points to think about leading into Game 6 and media availability audio from Mike D'Antoni and PJ Tucker.
26 min
54
Westbrook Returns and Rockets Take 3-2 Series Lead
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets 114-80 Game 5 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder behind strong performances from James Harden (31, 11/15 FG) and Robert Covington (6/11 3FG). Topics include Russell Westbrook's return to action and the mental edge he brings, Harden willing the team through the first half, dominating the third quarter on both sides of the ball, PJ Tucker/Dennis Schroder spat and more.
34 min
55
No Playoff Basketball as NBA Players Go On Strike
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the NBA playoff shutdown, starting with the Milwaukee Bucks and then other NBA teams and even other leagues following suit, as they go on strike to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake and seek to use their platform as NBA players to achieve societal change in America. Audio from Doc Rivers, Chris Webber, and Robert Covington included.
27 min
56
Russell Westbrook Listed OUT For Rockets-Thunde...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDubose) to discuss the gut-punch news that Russell Westbrook is currently listed as "out" for Game 5 of the Rockets-Thunder series. The two talk about missing Westbrook, takeaways from the Game 3 and 4 losses, James Harden's potential (and necessary) redemption arc, MDA needing to trust his bench and more.
33 min
57
Rockets-Thunder Tied 2-2, Break Out The Brodie
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets Game 4 loss 117-114 to the Oklahoma City Thunder as the series is now tied up at two games a piece. Topics include the Rockets unraveling at the ends of quarters, defense without the "edge" from Games 1 and 2, MDA's rotations, James Harden's decision making down the stretch, living by the three and dying by the three, someone needs to stay in front of Dennis Schroder, time to break the glass on Russell Westbrook and more.
32 min
58
Rockets Cost Themselves 3-0 Series Lead
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets Game 3 collapse and problems like Eric Gordon's decision making, Lu Dort's defense on James Harden, not utilizing Robert Covington and Ben McLemore, expected corrections heading into Game 4, bad Harden takes and more.
32 min
59
Rockets Secure 111-98 Game 2 Win with Defense, ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by ESPN 97.5's Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) to breakdown the Rockets 111-98 Game 2 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder as they take a commanding 2-0 series lead. Topics include the Rockets outstanding defense two games into the postseason, continued bench contributions from Jeff Green and Austin Rivers, the surprising effectiveness of Luguentz Dort on James Harden, shooting struggles for the Rockets back court (Harden and Eric Gordon a combined 2/21 for 10% from distance) and more.
44 min
60
Game 2 Preview w/ Sports Illustrated's Michael ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Sports Illustrated Michael Shapiro (@mshap2) to continue discussing some takeaways from Rockets-Thunder Game 1 as well as expected changes and things to look out for headed into Game 2 of the best of seven series.
31 min
61
Rockets Take Game 1 Behind Harden's 37, Excelle...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets Game 1 win 123-108 over the Oklahoma City Thunder behind 37 points (12/22 FG) from James Harden. Topics include Eric Gordon's aggressiveness while his three-ball isn't falling, Jeff Green and Ben McLemore bench production, including Green's point-center mentality throughout the game, excellent defense throughout, Danilo Gallinari getting (pretty much) whatever he wanted and more.
31 min
62
Craig Ackerman Joins to Preview Rockets-Thunder
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets broadcaster Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) to discuss the Rockets-Thunder first round series. Topics include the absence of Russell Westbrook and who steps up, stylistic differences between the two teams, Rockets win conditions and "out mathing" the Thunder, expectations of James Harden, narratives surrounding the series and more.
35 min
63
Rockets-Thunder Locked On Crossover w/ Rylan St...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Locked On Thunder host Rylan Stiles (@Rylan_Stiles) to preview the Rockets-Thunder first round matchup. Topics include Billy Donovan's coaching style, Steven Adam's role (or potential lack of role) in the series, Dennis Schroder's sixth-man dominance, Danilo Gallinari as an X-factor, a closing thought to strike fear in the hearts of Rockets fans and more. Check out the Rockets side of things over at Locked On Thunder!
43 min
64
Rockets-Thunder Discussion w/ Ben DuBose and Ro...
Jackson (@JTGatlin), joined by special guests Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) and Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams), go LIVE to discuss the upcoming Rockets-Thunder first round matchup. What to expect without Russell Westbrook, lineups, key players, problem areas and more in part two of this two-part podcast
32 min
65
Rockets-Thunder Discussion w/ Ben DuBose and Ro...
Jackson (@JTGatlin), joined by special guests Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) and Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams), go LIVE to discuss the upcoming Rockets-Thunder first round matchup. What to expect without Russell Westbrook, lineups, key players, problem areas and more in this part one of two podcast.
35 min
66
Rockets Date with CP3, Thunder First Round Now ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares initial thoughts about the Rockets date with destiny and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the Disney Bubble Playoffs. Topics include Russell Westbrooks injury and speculation on his return, dealing with Chris Paul's antics over the course of a series, the narratives between the two teams, a couple of Rockets that will be leaned upon heavily for their defense and more.
24 min
67
Rockets/Pacers Preview w/ Tony East from Locked...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Locked On Pacers Host Tony East (@TEastNBA) to gets listeners up to speed on all things Pacers and expectations from this game. The two discuss defensive philosophies, bubble play, individual matchups and more.
36 min
68
Bill Simmons Hate, Playoff Seeding and Spurs Ma...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) summarizes the new issues regarding Bill Simmons and his ridiculous disdain for James Harden, Western Conference playoff seeding and the most optimal, yet somewhat unrealistic path for the Rockets, then things wrap up with some thoughts about the Rockets/Spurs matchup.
26 min
69
Rockets Cruise Past Kings 129-112, Improve to 4...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets 129-112 win against the Kings and the main storylines from the game, including Austin Rivers' career-high 41 points, James Harden continues to move up the all-time scoring and takes over the No. 1 spot on the total steals list, Robert Covington's defense continues to be impactful (and outweigh his shooting struggles), Jeff Green's playmaking and more.
27 min
70
Russ-less Rockets Handle LeBron-less Lakers 113-97
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets 113-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers behind a whopping 39 point evening from James Harden. Much-needed contributions from Ben McLemore — starting in place of Russell Westbrook — and Jeff Green, incredible defense throughout from PJ Tucker, especially on Anthony Davis (5/8 FG, 17 PTS, 7 TO), STILL no sign of DeMarre Carroll or Luc Mbah a Moute, but hey look, it's Michael Frazier!
25 min
71
Russ Questionable, Too Much Fouling
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares the news Russell Westbrook is listed as questionable for the Rockets/Lakers game and what to expect out of that contest, followed by audio from the Rockets media availability and some thoughts about the increased foul trouble throughout the Disney Bubble™.
36 min
72
Rockets First Bubble Loss, Fall to Blazers 110-102
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets 110-102 loss to the Portland Trailblazers. James Harden and Russell Westbrook have off nights, Robert Covington's shot completely MIA, not enough in the tank down the stretch, but stellar bench unit production as a silver lining.
26 min
73
Westbrook, Rockets/Blazers and Seeding
Jackson (@JTGatlin) circles back to highlight a bit more of Russell Westbrook's performance against the Milwaukee Bucks before discussing the Rockets third Bubble game against the Portland Trailblazers, covering mismatches, Jusuf Nurkic's potential impact, win conditions and more.
29 min
74
Rockets Out-skill Bucks en route to 120-116 Vic...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets impressive, slug-fest 120-116 win against the Milwaukee Bucks. James Harden's defensive prowess, Russell Westbrook holding down the fort offensively, crunch time defense in back-to-back games, bench unit production and more as the Rockets are now 2-0 in the Disney Bubble™.
30 min
75
Rockets Outlast Mavericks' Offensive Barrage 15...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets first of eight Disney Bubble™ seeding games in their 153-149 overtime victory against the Dallas Mavericks. James Harden's red-hot performance, Russell Westbrook's impact (the good and the bad). Danuel House Jr. stepping up offensively, defensive woes that must get better and much more.
32 min
76
Behind Enemy Lines with Nick Angstadt from Lock...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Locked On Mavericks host Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) to discuss the opening night match-up between the Rockets and Mavericks. How are the Mavericks different than the last time these two played, what to expect on offense/defense, strengths/weaknesses and more.
32 min
77
Eric Gordon Injured + Scrimmage Thoughts with B...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to discuss the unfortunate news of Eric Gordon's ankle injury suffered during the final Rockets scrimmage, as well as thoughts about individual player performances across these last three games, with the two wrapping things up covering a couple of slightly broader topics like transition defense and ball movement.
34 min
78
Rockets Scrimmage Tip-ins + Prince Luc Speaks
Jackson (@JTGatlin) has a few tip-ins regarding the Rockets second of three Disney Bubble scrimmages plus audio from Luc Mbah a Moute's first media availability session. The show wraps with a special guest trivia segment with a longtime listener of the show.
28 min
79
Rockets Scrimmage Heroes Ben McLemore and Jeff ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets second Disney Bubble™ scrimmage win against the Memphis Grizzlies 119-104 focusing on another stellar outing for Harden, why not (pun intended) to worry about Russell Westbrook, offensive explosions from Ben McLemore and Jeff Green, productive minutes for DeMarre Carroll and more.
38 min
80
Rockets First Scrimmage
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares thoughts on the Rockets first scrimmage in the Disney Bubble against the Toronto Raptors. Topics include quicker actions and more ball movement offensively, James Harden and Russell Westbrook both looking like themselves, great individual games from PJ Tucker, Robert Covington and Danuel House Jr., transition defense looking a bit suspect out of the gate and MDA's decision to stick with Eric Gordon as the starter over House moving forward.
30 min
81
Brodie is back and Prince Luc has arrived
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares audio from PJ Tucker and Russell Westbrook as well as the news that Luc Mbah a Moute has finally made it to the Disney Bubble before wrapping things up with general feelings about the first set of NBA scrimmages.
25 min
82
D'Antoni, Rivers and House Audio + Mbah a Moute...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares media availability audio from coach Mike D'Antoni, Austin Rivers and Danuel House Jr. (including some uncut impatience from a certain Rocket in the background) followed by sharing thoughts on Luc Mbah a Moute's absence and Jeff Green's role.
36 min
83
Bubble Rockets Talk with Craig Ackerman
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets broadcaster Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) to discuss the season's return right around the corner, some broadcasting "behind the scenes", which storylines (both Rockets and otherwise) will be interesting to follow, how the West playoff picture will look and more.
46 min
84
Talking Disney Rockets with Matt Bullard
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets broadcaster Matt Bullard (@bull50) to discuss the NBA's return to play, some of the incredible new broadcast features to be implemented, certain impact players, a couple of potential playoff match-ups and the unveiling of a new segment called "Bull or No Bull"™.
39 min
85
Harden's first practice back + bubble shenanigans
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks a little bubble shenanigans then recaps James Harden's first practice back and shares his post practice media availability before diving into the Harden mask debacle.
24 min
86
Harden in the bubble + D'Antoni, Carroll and Tu...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) covers Harden making it to the bubble and shares audio from Mike D'Antoni, DeMarre Carroll and PJ Tucker's respective media availability sessions, highlighting a couple points made by Carroll and Tucker.
34 min
87
Westbrook Tests Positive + Tyson Chandler's Role
Jackson (@JTGatlin) focuses on the news that Russell Westbrook announced via Instagram his positive COVID-19 status and what that means moving forward before sharing post practice audio from Mike D'Antoni, highlighting Tyson Chandler's role within the team.
24 min
88
Mike D'Antoni Media Availability Audio
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares Mike D'Antoni's interview with the media ahead of the Rockets trip to Orlando and highlights a few of MDA's talking points about the team's defensive struggles as well as vertical spacing without Clint Capela.
27 min
89
Harden/Westbrook Not With Team + Gordon, Rivers...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares the news that James Harden and Russell Westbrook did NOT head to Orlando with the rest of the team and what that possibly means, followed by media availability audio from Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and Robert Covington.
24 min
90
Daryl Morey's Media Availability
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares Daryl Morey's media availability audio and highlights a couple points about the signing of David Nwaba and the NBA salary cap ramifications moving forward.
29 min
91
Thabo Out, Luc Back In
Jackson discusses Thabo Sefolosha's decision to not join the Rockets in Orlando and the team's subsequent decision to sign forward Luc Mbah a Moute for his second stint here in Houston.
28 min
92
Rockets Media Availability and more with Ben Du...
Jackson, joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose, discuss the Rockets schedule release briefly before diving into Mike D'Antoni and Eric Gordon's comments from media availability early Wednesday morning.
36 min
93
Rockets Schedule Release
Jackson and host of the Houston Sports Talk Podcast Robert Land discuss the Rockets schedule release and the first two opponents out of the gate, the Dallas Mavericks and the Milwaukee Bucks.
47 min
94
Rockets Mailbag with Alykhan Bijani
Jackson and The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani discuss the Rockets signing of David Nwaba before jumping into mailbag questions covering topics such as offensive pace, sustainability of small-ball and transition defense. Be sure to subscribe to Alykhan's Rockets Film Room channel on YouTube for Rockets video breakdowns and analysis.
37 min
95
Advanced Stats Crash Course and Discussion Part 2
Jackson continues the conversation with Ernest Silva, Host of the Into The Lab Podcast, as they discuss a few more statistics, do analytics take the "fun" out of sports, quantifying defense, arguing eye test versus the numbers and more.
47 min
96
Nwaba In, Hartenstein Out, Advanced Stats Crash...
Jackson shares the news that Isaiah Hartenstein has been waived by the Rockets to make room for defensive wing David Nwaba and what that means for the organization moving forward, followed by part one of a basketball analytics crash course with Into The Lab Podcast Host Ernest Silva.
37 min
97
The Bubble, Tampering, Austin Rivers' Interview...
Jackson drops in some remaining thoughts about the NBA bubble, followed by sharing Austin Rivers' one-on-one interview with The Athletic, where he discusses some of the offensive and defensive sides of small-ball.
33 min
98
NBA Bubble Phased Plan and Team Hotel Groupings
Jackson shares the NBA's phased return to action plan, which includes the separation of the 22 NBA teams into hotels based on their current place in the standings, then wraps things up with a quick Twitter story.
30 min
99
Season's Return with Anthony Duckett Part 2
Jackson and Space City Scoop's Anthony Duckett continue their conversation about the return to play in Orlando, discussing possible home court advantage rules to be implemented, looking for a signature moment from James Harden, Daryl Morey in charge of coaching decisions moving forward (?) and more.
40 min
100
Season's Return with Anthony Duckett Part 1
Jackson and Space City Scoop's Anthony Duckett kick things off with general thoughts on the return to play scenario in Orlando, their way-too-early seeding predictions, logistics of the play-in tournament and more.
31 min