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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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Alperen Sengun Career Night In Rockets Loss To ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) to discuss the Rockets lopsided loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, in which Alperen Sengun continues to impress, posting career highs in points (19) and rebounds (11) in just 28 minutes played. Stephen Silas' early exit from this game, the Rockets not utilizing Sengun enough in the first half, assistant coach John Lucas' comments on Sengun postgame, developmental points for Josh Christopher and KJ Martin, is Garrison Mathews shooting a concern and more.
45 min
Rockets Offensive Turnaround, Alperen Sengun's ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for another edition of Locked On Rockets Film Room, in which the two discuss the offensive turnaround of the team over the last 10 games, how Alperen Sengun's screening is one of his best tools, Synergy numbers for Sengun and questions about the Christian Wood/Sengun pairing in the frontcourt.
38 min
HUGE Rockets Comeback Win Against Atlanta Hawks...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets HUGE comeback win on the road against the Atlanta Hawks, spearheaded by David Nwaba and the rest of the bench unit, then finished off in crunch time by Eric Gordon on his way to a 30-piece performance. Nwaba's presence on both sides of the basketball, DJ Augustin bombing threes in the fourth, Eric Gordon's closing stretch, second unit playing with energy, hustle and intensity, Stephen Silas trusting the bench to close things out after regaining the lead, Alperen Sengun with yet another wild pass and more.
33 min
Alperen Sengun Dominates As Rockets Fall Short ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets back-to-back losses from the weekend against the Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies, in which Alperen Sengun continues to look like he will be a future All-Star at the NBA level. Promising signs from the other Rockets youngsters, especially the bench production in the Grizzlies loss where KJ Martin, Armoni Brooks and Josh Christopher outplayed the Rockets starters + listener mailbag part one.
37 min
Can Christian Wood Be A Rockets All-Star? | Jos...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks Josh Christopher's recent play and whether or not he has earned consistent rotation minutes moving forward, Garrison Mathews' impact as a starter and his contract situation as a two-way player and does Christian Wood's performance as a five make him an All-Star candidate and force you to reconsider his long-term fit with the team?
30 min
Garrison Mathews, Josh Christopher Spoil James ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks Garrison Mathews, GARRY BIRD, and birthday boy Josh Christopher spoiling James Harden's return to Houston as the Rockets beat the Nets 114-104. Mathews' clutch play down the stretch, including MVP chants after stealing the ball from Harden, Christopher's perfect night playing against one of his idols, Eric Gordon getting ejected for the first time in his career, Christian Wood impacting the game despite not scoring the ball well, crediting Stephen Silas for the defensive game plan on Harden, lineups and more.
32 min
Rockets Face James Harden's Nets | Kevin Porter...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) and Houston Rockets broadcaster Ryan Hollins (@TheRyanHollins) to discuss Ryan embracing the city and fans, the most impactful players during the Rockets win streak, Kevin Porter Jr.'s emergence as a point guard, Daniel Theis' role and professionalism, what makes Alperen Sengun so special, James Harden's homecoming part two and how the Rockets matchup with the Nets, who was the toughest player Ryan had to guard and what is on the trios Rockets Wishlist this year.
43 min
Rockets Win Streak Continues, Tilman Fertitta's...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Podfather, Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to discuss the Rockets topping the New Orleans Pelicans behind big games from Christian Wood and Eric Gordon, extending the win streak to six games, a recent interview with Tilman Fertitta and his attitude toward rebuilding, a false narrative surrounding Jalen Green, lineup preferences moving forward and more.
37 min
Eric Gordon Game-Winner Keeps Rockets Win Strea...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets 118-116 win behind a big-time game-winner from Eric Gordon to keep the win streak alive. Gordon's strong night and clutch buckets down the stretch, Christian Wood asserting himself in the second half, Kevin Porter Jr. starting out the night strong (8 points, 6 assists) before leaving the game due to the same hamstring issue he's been struggling with, Alperen Sengun with an impressive performance off the bench, sparking a run in the fourth quarter, including a perfect display of his basketball IQ and more.
33 min
Jae'Sean Tate Goes OFF With No Christian Wood o...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) to break down Jae'Sean Tate's HUGE night as the Houston Rockets pick up their fourth straight win with no Kevin Porter Jr. or Christian Wood. Tate with career-highs in points (32!) and blocks (5!) to go along with 10 rebounds and seven assists as he willed the Rockets to the win, Garrison Mathews and Armoni Brooks continue their hot shooting, Daniel Theis is still ALIVE and played WELL, Eric Gordon and Danuel House Jr.'s struggles and more.
34 min
Christian Wood's First 20-20 Game, Kevin Porter...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets continuing their winning ways with a 102-89 rout of the Oklahoma City Thunder, led by another monster night from Christian Wood as he records a new career-high in rebounds (21) and the first 20-20 game of his career, Kevin Porter Jr. struggling to put the ball in the basket, but getting it done everywhere else on the floor on his way to his first career triple-double in the most wholesome way possible, Garrison Mathews now owns the corners at Toyota Center, Jae'Sean Tate with a dazzling eight assist, zero turnover performance, Danuel House Jr. still in the good part of the House Cycleâ„¢ and Alperen Sengun's hustle stats among rookies, including deflections and screen assists.
37 min
Should Rockets Free John Wall? | Christian Wood...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) hits on the recent news and reports surrounding the John Wall situation, whether or not he should return to play for the Rockets and if he should start or come off the bench, followed by breaking down the Rockets two-game winning streak(!) after besting the Charlotte Hornets 146-143 in overtime behind a dominant performance from Christian Wood (33 points, 16 rebounds) and Kevin Porter Jr.'s best point guard performance (12 assists, 4 TOs) of the season to go along with a season-best 23 made threes, including 10/20 combined shooting for Garrison Mathews and Armoni Brooks.
39 min
LOSING STREAK OVER | Rockets Outlast Chicago Bu...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) to celebrate the end of the Rockets 15-game losing streak as Houston outlasts the Chicago Bulls 118-113 behind a HUGE second half performance from Danuel House Jr. Christian Wood at the five leading to increased spacing, Daniel Theis DNP-CD, Jalen Green finding success with open driving lines before leaving the game early with a lower leg injury, Kevin Porter Jr. controlling the pace and flow of the game on his way to nine assists, Alperen Sengun becoming more comfortable as an outside shooting threat, timely contributions from Garrison Mathews and Armoni Brooks off the bench and more.
58 min
Stephen Silas' Future With The Rockets | Can He...
34 min
Armoni Brooks, Alperen Sengun Impress In Rocket...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets 15th straight loss, this time at the hands of the Boston Celtics, 108-90, in which Armoni Brooks was on FIRE from behind the three-point line, Alperen Sengun putting on a passing clinic, including a ridiculous behind-the-back assist around THREE Celtics defenders, the Rockets starters getting blown out in the third quarter, an update on Usman Garuba in the G League and a cryptic tweet from John Wall.
33 min
Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren And More Way-too-...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined from across the pond by founder of the Tea and Rockets blog, Nathan Fogg (@NathanFogg1) for a way-too-early look at some of the top prospects in the 2022 NBA Draft, including Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren and more. Holmgren's ability to anchor a defense shines early, while Banchero stands out as a juggernaut offensive talent. Who would you take with the top pick in the draft?
33 min
Should Stephen Silas Be On The Hot Seat?
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets 13th straight loss at the hands of the OKC Thunder 101-89, in which Stephen Silas opted for a new starting lineup featuring Danuel House Jr., rotations that saw KJ Martin and Alperen Sengun squeezed from the lineup, Jalen Green finding success with more floor spacing and increased responsibility as a ball handler in the absence of Kevin Porter Jr., but the Rockets reverting back to their old ways with Silas keeping Daniel Theis on the floor to close out the game.
26 min
What Should The Rockets Starting Lineup Be? | U...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) to discuss the Rockets offensive spacing and key components in their early struggles, possible starting lineup changes and the pros and cons associated with each one, Usman Garuba being assigned to the RGV Vipers and more.
31 min
Jalen Green, Rockets Suffer Absolute Blowout Ag...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) tries to find the positives hidden inside the Rockets near-40 point blowout loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Jalen Green with a solid stretch during the second quarter, Jae'Sean Tate finding ways to be effective, Daniel Theis' struggles, some crazy passes from Alperen Sengun and more.
34 min
Alperen Sengun Shines, Eric Gordon Voices Frust...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks impressive play from Alperen Sengun as well as mounting frustrations with the Rockets losing streak growing to 11 straight. A lack of discipline offensively with turnovers continuing to plague the team, lack of proper driving lanes for Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green against the Suns, Eric Gordon's growing frustrations and more.
35 min
Jalen Green's Offensive Role, Kevin Porter Jr.'...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Rockets Beat Reporter for The Athletic Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) for their weekly Rockets breakdown, focusing on their biggest takeaways from this early part of the season, how the marquee matchup of Jalen Green vs. Cade Cunningham looked, Jalen Green's role within the Rockets offense, the different variables at play for Stephen Silas, Kevin Porter Jr.'s importance to the organization and more.
41 min
Jalen Green Vs. Cade Cunningham Ends In Rockets...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the much-anticipated matchup between Jalen Green and Cade Cunningham, as both rookies showed out for their respective teams, but the Detroit Pistons ultimately come away with the 112-104 win against the Houston Rockets. Green taunting Cunningham, Cunningham's postgame remarks, the Rockets offensive woes without Alperen Sengun's playmaking off the bench, what needs to change moving forward and more.
32 min
Jalen Green's Development, Stephen Silas' Coach...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Podfather himself, Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to share thoughts on the Rockets now 10 games into the young season. Jalen Green's development to this point, any glaring concerns in his game, Stephen Silas' coaching, rotations, game management, the Christian Wood dilemma and more.
38 min
Rockets End Road Trip With Losses Against Nugge...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets brutal end to their road trip, a down to the wire loss against the Denver Nuggets, followed by what became a blowout against the Golden State Warriors after a largely competitive first half + what exactly is going on with Christian Wood?
38 min
Pace Of Play, Kevin Porter Jr. At Point Guard, ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets beat writer for The Athletic Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) to share thoughts on the upcoming Rockets-Suns matchup, as well as discuss things we LIKE and DISLIKE about this year's Houston Rockets. While the Rockets are just 1-6, there are plenty of positives to the start of the season for this young team, can this group be better than we expect?
43 min