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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., Kevin Porter Jr., Jae'Sean Tate, Josh Christopher, Tari Eason, 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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KJ Martin Trade Request!? + Latest Houston Rock...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) reacts to and discusses the report that KJ Martin has discussed the possibility of a trade with the Houston Rockets front office and what that means for his role moving forward, how this news arriving just days before the NBA Draft could actually be really beneficial should Houston look to package Martin with one of pick 17 or 26 to move up in the draft, Lionel Hollins' name being mentioned as a possible assistant coaching candidate, latest NBA Draft rumors including OKC's supposed interest in Paolo Banchero + what the Rockets may do with picks 17 and 26, then lastly Jackson dives into Nikola Jovic's Draft Profile, highlighting strengths (playmaking) and weaknesses (efficiency, defense), possible NBA comps, how his skills will translate to the NBA level, fit with the Houston Rockets and more.
30 min
Ultimate NBA Mock Draft 2022: Picks 1-6 With Ra...
41 min
Paolo Banchero pre-NBA Draft Media Availability...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks shares Paolo Banchero's pre-NBA Draft Media Availability, in which Banchero discusses his Houston Rockets interview and workout, possible fit with Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr., what makes Houston such an exciting possibility for him ahead of the Draft, who he has spoken to within the Rockets organization, possibility of playing for head coach Stephen Silas and more. Following the availability, Jackson discusses a couple key takeaways + covers a couple of the latest reports on the Rockets regarding locker room concerns from NBA agents about KPJ and Jae'Sean Tate's newly developed three-ball.
28 min
Houston Rockets TRADE Christian Wood To Dallas ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) reacts to the Houston Rockets trading Christian Wood to the Dallas Mavericks for Pick 26 in the 2022 NBA Draft + Boban Marjanovic, Marquese Chriss, Trey Burke and Sterling Brown. Immediate benefits of trading Wood, options with pick 26 to trade UP or OUT of this year's draft, implications of not taking back long-term salary and more.
25 min
Paolo Banchero Houston Rockets Workout + NBA Dr...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the exciting news that Paolo Banchero was spotted in Houston having lunch with General Manager Rafael Stone, likely after his Rockets workout, plus the strange fact that Banchero currently WON'T be available for NBA pre-Draft Virtual Media Availability later this week, followed by diving into Draft Profiles for LSU's Tari Eason and G League Ignite's MarJon Beauchamp, highlighting their strengths (on and off-ball defense) and weaknesses (decision-making, shooting), possible NBA comps, how their skills will translate to the NBA level, fit with the Houston Rockets and more.
28 min
Christian Wood Extension Talks? + Houston Rocke...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses what a possible Christian Wood extension would mean for the Houston Rockets moving forward, how it isn't necessarily the end of the world, followed by diving into Draft Profiles for Duke's Mark Williams and Auburn's Walker Kessler, highlighting highlighting their strengths (shot-blocking, off-ball defense) and weaknesses (mobility, shooting), possible NBA comps, how their skills will translate to the NBA level, fit with the Houston Rockets and more.
29 min
Paolo Banchero Houston Rockets NBA Draft Profil...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses Paolo Banchero's NBA Draft profile, highlighting strengths (interior scoring, playmaking) and weaknesses (outside shooting, defense), possible NBA comps, how his skills will translate to the NBA level, fit with the Houston Rockets and more.
38 min
Chet Holmgren Houston Rockets NBA Draft Profile...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses Chet Holmgren's NBA Draft profile, highlighting strengths (shot-blocking, off-ball defense) and weaknesses (strength, physicality), possible NBA comps, how his skills will translate to the NBA level, fit with the Houston Rockets and more.
32 min
Houston Rockets In Play For Chet Holmgren? Late...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) tackles the latest rumors and speculation regarding the top of the NBA Draft from insiders like Kevin O'Connor and Sam Vecenie as it relates to the Houston Rockets, followed by discussing Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder deciding to step down and how that could both positively AND negatively effect the Rockets + NBA Finals Game 2 Celtics-Warriors thoughts, officiating and more.
35 min
Can The Houston Rockets Trade Up For The #1 Pic...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Philip Rossman-Reich (@philiprr_OMD) to discuss what the Rockets attempting to trade UP to the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA Draft would look like and what Orlando's approach is currently with the #1 pick. Then, Jackson shares thoughts on Game 1 of the NBA Finals between Celtics-Warriors and how what we're seeing in the Finals can relate back to Houston as we navigate the early stages of a rebuild. Lastly, Jackson runs a segment from Locked On Sports Today in which host Peter Bukowski interviews seven time champion and Houston Rockets legend Robert Horry about the NBA Finals and more.
39 min
Houston Rockets Interest In Jaden Ivey Real Or ...
37 min
Jabari Smith Houston Rockets NBA Draft Profile ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) dives into Jabari Smith Jr.'s NBA Draft profile, highlighting strengths (shooting, on-ball defense) and weaknesses (ball handling, inside finishing), possible NBA comps, how his skills will translate to the NBA level, fit with the Houston Rockets and more.
30 min
Assessing Rockets Center Christian Wood's Trade...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses Christian Wood's trade market value using a handful of suggested trade ideas suggested by Houston Rockets beat writer Kelly Iko, picking apart each trade and gauging whether or not the NBA trade landscape seems to want to give Houston fair value back + how the Rockets view Daishen Nix and his potential moving forward with this team.
25 min
Fan Talk Friday Houston Rockets Red Rowdie Edit...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined for a special edition of Fan Talk Friday by three Houston Rockets Red Rowdies Alex (@RowdyDirt), Clarence (@ClutchAnd1) and Michael (@LH_MGuidry) to discuss what it's like being a part of the most die-hard fans in the entire NBA, how they joined the Red Rowdies, favorite memories, a peak behind the curtain at what auditions are like, what make the Rowdies so special, who they hope is still available at pick No. 3 when the Rockets are on the board in the NBA Draft, and the group plays a game of "safest jersey" to wrap things up.
41 min
Rockets Broadcaster Ryan Hollins On First Seaso...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Houston Rockets broadcaster and former player Ryan Hollins (@TheRyanHollins) to reflect on his first season in the booth with the Rockets, working alongside Craig Ackerman and Cayleigh Griffin, favorite moments from the season, thoughts on the top prospects in the 2022 NBA Draft, are concerns about Alperen Sengun fitting with another big overblown, how important is this first offseason for guys like Jalen Green, Josh Christopher, Al-P and more.
40 min
Could The Houston Rockets Trade Up To Pick #7 W...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses recent reporting on the Houston Rockets assistant coaching search + reports that Kyrie Irving MAY NOT return to the Brooklyn Nets and what that means for the future of the Nets picks the Rockets own. Then, Jackson joins Mike Richman (@mikegrich) from Locked On Blazers to discuss how the Rockets could trade up for the No. 7 overall pick in this year's NBA Draft, the players they would likely be willing to part with and why, how different versions of the trade would look and more.
32 min
Houston Rockets Jalen Green Interview With Bill...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses Jalen Green's appearance on the Bill Simmons podcast covering topics like the recent All-Rookie drama, his rookie year, players Green modeled his game after growing up, goals for next season and more + reviews of Usman Garuba and Bruno Fernando's seasons with the Houston Rockets.
36 min
Rockets NBA Draft Combine Interviews & Workouts...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the reporting coming out of the NBA Draft Combine with draft prospects the Rockets have either interviewed or had workouts with + a listener mailbag with questions like potential trade up targets in the draft, Jae'Sean Tate's role moving forward, interesting names at pick No. 17 and more.
37 min
Jalen Green Earns All-Rookie 1st Team + Houston...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) reacts to Jalen Green being selected to the All-Rookie 1st team, the pettiness from Green that followed shortly after the announcement, then shares thoughts on General Manager Rafael Stone's media availability from right after the NBA Draft Lottery where the Houston Rockets learned they would be picking No. 3 overall in this year's NBA Draft,
36 min
Houston Rockets Receive 3rd Overall Pick In 202...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) reacts to the Houston Rockets receiving the third overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery, then breaks down what a top-3 pick means for the organization, likelihood of actually using the pick vs. trading the pick, how Paolo Banchero may not be a lock to fall down to number three and a couple different ways Jabari Smith or Chet Holmgren may still be available to Houston + thoughts on the Rockets assistant coaching staff changes with the departure of Will Weaver and Jeff Hornacek, including a familiar name that is almost a lock to replace one of them on the bench next to head coach Stephen Silas.
33 min
NBA Draft Lottery Is Here! Where Will The Houst...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the ritual he will use to bring good luck to the Houston Rockets ahead of NBA Draft Lottery 2022, then shares the Locked On Network's in-house Tankathon mock draft, explaining his reasoning for who he took with pick No. 3, what direction he expects the Rockets to go if they land top-3 or fall down to picks No. 4 or 5, a possible trade hypothetical that could be beneficial if the Rockets pick does unfortunately fall and more.
31 min
Draft Combine, Rockets Offseason Workouts + Alp...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses a variety of topics, including the 2022 NBA Draft Combine participants list, whether or not the combine will shed light on any of the "red flags" of the top draft prospects, how the current Houston Rockets players are already preparing for next season, Eric Gordon's impact as a veteran presence, Alperen Sengun, Josh Christopher, Usman Garuba and Daishen Nix's plans to attend Summer League, lottery sims and more.
30 min
ICYMI: Houston Rockets 2022 NBA Draft Prospects...
ICYMI: 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
Houston Rockets Season Review: Alperen Sengun |...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by NBA writer/reporter for Hersey NBA Sergen Kumas (@sergenkumas) to discuss Alperen Sengun's rookie campaign with the Houston Rockets, expectations coming into the season for the Turkish big man and former MVP, how the Rockets utilized him and opened room in the rotation for him, best games of the season, areas of needed improvement, what position suits Sengun best and more.
38 min
Houston Rockets Season Review: Christian Wood |...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) reviews Christian Wood's second season with the Houston Rockets, how the expectations have changed for him since his first campaign in Houston, his best game of the season and how it could be an indicator that there IS a long-term future here alongside Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green, how roster construction and proper team-building could actually mask some of the areas of frustration with CWood and more.
31 min