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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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1
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
#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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
SPECIAL - Locked On's Black Lives Matter Roundt...
In an eye-opening discussion, Ross Jackson (Locked On Saints) Aaron Freeman (Locked on Falcons) Tony Wiggins (Locked On Jaguars) John Hickman (Locked On Texans) Chris Carter (Locked On Steelers) Keith Pompey (Locked On 76ers) Coty Davis (Locked On Texans) and Your Boy Q (Locked On Raiders) come together for a special Locked On Podcast Network Black Lives Matter Roundtable. These eight Locked On hosts share their first-hand experiences as black men in America. When was the first time they clocked racism in their lives? What are the pet peeves they experience as a black man? In the wake of George Floyd's killing, does this movement feel different than those of the past? What needs to happen for this moment in time to have a lasting impact on society and to result in real gains for social justice? And, will these experiences change the next generation? We take a momentary pause in our daily sports talk for this revealing and important special podcast episode.
85 min
70
Rockets Rest, Rotations and Regret
Jackson revisits the topic of a rested Rockets team headed into Orlando and shares some of PJ Tucker's shooting splits to back up his point, followed by discussing D'Antoni's renewed interest in expanding his notorious 7-man rotation and lastly Daryl Morey's regret about not putting enough talent around James Harden.
39 min
71
Talking Rockets with Matt Bullard Part 2
Former Rocket/current Rockets broadcaster Matt Bullard (@bull50) joins Jackson (@JTGatlin) to talk modern day Rockets, how the small-ball experiment has looked so far, which story lines will be interesting to see pick back up, the James Harden mid-range argument as well his new "Slim Jim" look and more.
29 min
72
Talking Rockets with Matt Bullard Part 1
Former Rocket/current Rockets broadcaster Matt Bullard (@bull50) joins Jackson (@JTGatlin) to talk 90s Rockets hoops, the emergence of Rudy Tomjanovich as the Rockets head coach, using '92-'93 as fuel for the following season, playoff atmosphere of the seven game series against the Knicks, Hakeem's leadership style + legendary season and more.
32 min
73
#BlackLivesMatter
Jackson (@JTGatlin) deviates from the norm to focus on the death of George Floyd and the protests sweeping the nation. Words from former NBA player Stephen Jackson, pieces of Kyle Korver's "Privileged" Player's Tribune article and black voices from the Rockets community.
53 min
74
Slim Jim Harden + Potential Playoff Formats wit...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) and Rockets diehard Karthik Prasad (@stanfordkp) breakdown the pros and cons of James Harden's new physique, followed by a dive into potential NBA playoff formats and how they would impact the Rockets.
34 min
75
Rockets Villains with Adam Clanton Part 2
Jackson (@JTGatlin) and 1/2 of SportsTalk 790's "The A-Team" and Rockets Radio Network Host Adam Clanton (@adamclanton) assess some "honorable mention" players as well as organizations and a special pair of referees as they continue on in part two of this Rockets villains podcast.
36 min
76
Rockets Villains with Adam Clanton Part 1
Jackson (@JTGatlin) and 1/2 of SportsTalk 790's "The A-Team" and Rockets Radio Network Host Adam Clanton (@adamclanton) stroll through the Rockets history books to pick out the worst villains in franchise history and discuss what stands out about them.
28 min
77
Interview with former Rocket Steve Novak Part 2
Former Houston Rockets forward Steve Novak (@stevenovak16) joins Jackson (@JTGatlin) for part two of this two-part interview to discuss today's modern NBA, the three point revolution, could dominant bigs like Shaq and Yao play in today's "space and pace" league, how the MVP award and discussions are handled and more.
25 min
78
Interview with former Rocket Steve Novak Part 1
Former Houston Rockets forward Steve Novak (@stevenovak16) joins Jackson (@JTGatlin) to discuss his time in Houston, coaching differences between Jeff Van Gundy and Rick Adelman, playing alongside Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming, his game-winning three against the Kings to keep the 22 game win streak alive and more in part one of this two-part interview.
30 min
79
Rockets Headline Roulette
Jackson (@JTGatlin) runs through some recent Rockets headlines such as the reopening of practice facilities and Houston as a potential host for the remainder of the NBA season before finishing things off with a preliminary thought about 2020 free agency.
35 min
80
Rockets "What If...?" with Ben DuBose
Thursday's show Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) as they run through different "What If...?" shots that either directly, or indirectly, impacted the Houston Rockets.
50 min
81
Rockets Director of Entertainment Natalie Alvar...
Wednesday's show sees Jackson (@JTGatlin) interview Houston Rockets Director of Entertainment Natalie Alvarado (og_nat_boogie). Topics covered include her journey to become part of the Rockets organization, growing into the role of head coach and choreographer of the Clutch City Dancers, game day behind the scenes, working with Clutch the Bear and much, much more.
32 min
82
Rockets Greatest Games w/ Lachard Binkley
Friday's show follows Jackson (@JTGatlin) and Space City Scoop/Overtime Heroics contributor Lachard Binkley (@HTOWN4LIFE40) as they recount some of their personal greatest Rockets games, along with a dive into the rabbit hole of "Ringz" culture.
65 min
83
Rockets Playoff Preview w/ Michael Shapiro Part 2
Thursday's show follows Jackson (@JTGatlin) and Sports Illustrated's Rockets beat writer Michael Shapiro (@mshap2) as they continue to break down potential playoff matchups against the OKC Thunder, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers, as well as sharing thoughts on rumors regarding the Rockets head coaching situation.
41 min
84
Rockets Playoff Preview w/ Michael Shapiro Part 1
Wednesday's show follows Jackson (@JTGatlin) and Sports Illustrated's Rockets beat writer Michael Shapiro (@mshap2) as they break down potential matchups against the LA Clippers, Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz.
40 min
85
NEW: Austin Rivers' Wireside Thoughts
Jackson replays some of Austin Rivers' "Wireside Chat" with Rockets broadcaster Craig Ackerman, then shares his thoughts and optimism behind a couple of points Rivers makes regarding playing without fans and the Rockets small-ball scheme.
33 min
86
'90s Hoops with Roosh Williams Part 2
Jackson and guest Roosh Williams continue their conversation with topics like how the 90's Bulls change in offensive philosophy resulted in two separate three-peats, the parallels to James Harden, Mike D'Antoni and the Rockets, callbacks to the MDA Phoenix Suns, a trip down memory lane identifying some of the best moments in franchise history and more.
52 min
87
'90s Hoops with Roosh Williams Part 1
Jackson and guest Roosh Williams talk about basketball goals and hoops, reactions to episodes three and four of The Last Dance, Michael Jordan and James Harden's leadership styles and more.
34 min
88
NEW: 2019-2020 Best Moments Part 3
In Friday's show, Jackson (@JTGatlin) and #RocketsTwitter savant Itamar (@Itamar1710), better known as "Disney Gary Clark", start things off with the origins of Itamar's love of Gary Clark, followed by wrapping up the best moments from this past season, including some honorable mentions that didn't quite make the final cut.
72 min
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NEW: 2019-2020 Best Moments Part 2
Thursday's show follows Jackson (@JTGatlin) and guest Coty Davis (@CotyDavis_24) as they continue discussing the best moments of the season, Coty's concerns with the hiatus affecting team chemistry, and thoughts on the first two episodes of Michael Jordans "The Last Dance" documentary.
45 min
90
NEW: 2019-2020 Best Moments
Wednesday's show follows Jackson (@JTGatlin) and guest Justin Levine (@JustinLev) as they kick off the "Best Moments" of the Rockets 2019-2020 season by revisiting the overtime win in Boston, capping a six game winning streak for the Rockets. Afterwards, they discuss Justin's new website, Fadeaway Finance, and the financial implications COVID-19 has had on the Rockets and the NBA.
61 min
91
NEW: Domino Effect Part 2
Jackson is joined by Space City Scoop site expert Anthony Duckett for part two of "Domino Effect" as they continue to navigate the last decade of Rockets signings, trades, waived players and "What If" scenarios that led to the current version of the team.
56 min
92
NEW: Domino Effect Part 1
Jackson is joined by Space City Scoop site expert Anthony Duckett as they navigate the last decade of Rockets signings, trades, waived players and "What If" scenarios that led to the current version of the team.
46 min
93
NEW: COVID-19 relief, hearing from Eric Gordon ...
Thursday's show highlights many of the different COVID-19 relief efforts made by members of the Rockets organization, followed by audio from Matt Thomas' interview with Eric Gordon and speculation on what a new NBA schedule might look like moving forward.
34 min
94
NEW: Rockets History Part 2 w/ Ben DuBose
Friday's second show continues the conversation between Jackson and Rockets Wire editor Ben DuBose as Ben continues sharing his memories regarding the 90s Rockets teams, what it was like being a fan back then, and some hypothetical scenarios regarding the championship Rockets.
36 min
95
NEW: Rockets History Part 1 w/ Ben DuBose
Friday's first show follows Jackson, joined by Rockets Wire editor Ben DuBose, as they discuss ways the NBA and other organizations are trying to get creative with content, followed by some 90s Rockets history.
29 min
96
NEW: Growing up a Rockets fan
Wednesday's show follows Jackson, joined by SportsTalk 790's Michael Connor, as they reminisce about the versions of the Rockets they grew up with, some of their favorite all-time Rockets, and some speculation on the return of sports.
33 min
97
NEW: Rudy T Makes It To The Hall!
Monday's show spreads the joyous news that former Rockets player and back-to-back championship coach Rudy Tomjanovich has finally been inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame. Audio from Mario Elie and the man of the hour, Rudy T himself, as well as statements from Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Calvin Murphy.
27 min
98
NEW: Locked On Houston Part 2
Friday’s show follows Jackson, joined by Locked On Astros host Eric Huysman and Locked On Texans host Coty Davis, as they tackle all things Houston in part two of this Locked On crossover.
20 min
99
NEW: Locked On Houston Part 1
Thursday's show follows Jackson, joined by Locked On Astros host Eric Huysman and Locked On Texans host Coty Davis, as they tackle all things Houston in part one of this Locked On crossover.
25 min
100
NEW: Rockets Post-2000s Defenders
Wednesday's show follows Jackson as he lists the best Rockets defenders of the past couple decades and then crafts his Mount Rushmore of post-2000s Rockets defenders.
37 min