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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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CHAOS ROCKETS: Jalen Green & Josh Christopher C...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the CHAOS ROCKETS in a wild game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, in which Jalen Green and Josh Christopher BOTH go OFF for 30-point games, making NBA history, Alperen Sengun bullies Karl Anthony-Towns on the glass, KJ Martin SportsCenter top-10 moment, Stephen Silas gets EJECTED due to some heinous officiating, Usman Garuba showing some flashes over the weekend and a pair of wins that have made the Tankathon race to the bottom a two-man game between Houston and Orlando.
31 min
Josh Christopher's Impressive Play And Growth +...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks about Josh Christopher's impressive play this season, carving out a role in the Rockets rotation after spending time at the G League level to refine his game, and how Jaygup's play style (and numbers) remind him of another fairly impressive NBA two-way guard + an overview of some of the variables to consider when looking at the Rockets timeline for rebuilding upon the end of this season.
33 min
Jalen Green & Kevin Porter Jr. ON FIRE Against ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) reacts to the historic pair of games from Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. against the Sacramento Kings, with the Rockets ultimately falling 121-118 and keeping hope alive of a guaranteed top-5 pick in this year's NBA Draft. Jalen ties his career-high with 32 points, including multiple insane highlight reel dunks, KPJ notches the first (official) triple-double (30/12/12) of his career and joins some elite company under the age of 22, the Rockets backcourt being included in records alongside legends like Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, Usman Garuba gets the starting nod in place of the injured Alperen Sengun, the LEGEND of Bruno Fernando grows as the big man posts 17/10 in 22 minutes off the bench, and lastly a tankathon hypothetical regarding the Brooklyn Nets pick owed to Houston.
31 min
Rockets Future With Christian Wood & Jae'Sean T...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by founder of clutchfans.net Dave Hardisty (@clutchfans) to discuss the Rockets upcoming decisions regarding Christian Wood and Jae'Sean Tate, how those two DO or DON'T fit into the Rockets long-term rebuilding plans, the idea of consolidating assets this offseason, followed by a discussion of the top-4 prospects in the NBA Draft (Chet Holgren, Jabari Smith, Paolo Banchero, Jaden Ivey) and which player Jackson & Dave think makes the most sense for the Rockets to take take No. 1 overall.
40 min
Rockets Bench Vets, Jalen Green & Kevin Porter ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets 123-120 loss against the San Antonio Spurs with KJ Martin ALMOST forcing overtime with a last-second three-pointer that just barely rimmed out. Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. both go OFF, with Jalen now leading all rookies in 30-point performances and showing moments of his future superstardom, KPJ getting to the rim more effectively than in recent weeks, solid all-around night for Alperen Sengun starting in place of Christian Wood, Josh Christopher ELECTRIC off the Rockets bench, scoring at will inside and in the mid-range, Daishen Nix and Usman Garuba with some legitimate non-garbage time run and more.
34 min
Jalen Green & Alperen Sengun Shine In Wins Agai...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets back-to-back wins against a completely depleted Portland Trailblazers team over the weekend, in which Jalen Green showed off his strength as a true three-level scorer + an area of his offensive game that isn't getting enough attention, Alperen Sengun with a CAREER-HIGH 27 points, continuing to show what he can do when given enough time on the floor, the implications these two wins will have on lottery standings come the end of the season, the race to the bottom of the standings taking a look at the records of the Orlando Magic & Detroit Pistons, a catch 22 situation with the Brooklyn game later this season and more.
37 min
Houston Rockets 2022 NBA Draft Prospects: Curre...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by one of the hosts of Locked On NBA Draft Richard Stayman (@MavsDraft) to discuss current top-4 big board projections, how Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero and Jaden Ivey compare to one another, what makes Jabari so special, floor/ceiling of the top prospects in this year's NBA Draft, lack of "Superstar" potential at the top of the draft and more.
38 min
Rockets Outworked By Mavericks, Alperen Sengun ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets getting outworked in the second half against the Luka Doncic-less Dallas Mavericks, officiating throughout the game, physicality of both teams, Alperen Sengun being the Rockets bright spot (again), Stephen Silas' thoughts on the success of the double-big lineup post NBA All-Star break, Brooklyn Pick Watchâ„¢ heats up and more.
34 min
Christian Wood TAKEOVER As Rockets Rally From D...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets HUGE comeback win down 23 to beat the Washington Wizards, rallying around Christian Wood and his EIGHT made threes on his way to a career-high 39 points, including a huge poster on Kristaps Porzingis that ignited his play in the second half. Second half comeback, an important lineup decision made by Stephen Silas that helped keep the Rockets momentum going late in the game, Jalen Green's best "all-around" performance of the season, maybe Christian Wood can be a long-term fit but NOT at the five and more.
32 min
Alperen Sengun Masterclass, Rockets Body Langua...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) reacts to the Rockets 122-98 loss against the Memphis Grizzlies, which was made better by the ALPEREN SENGUN MASTERCLASS in the third quarter, giving the Rockets some much-needed life after a lethargic first half, including multiple dunks and highlight plays, Kevin Porter Jr. & Christian Wood being pulled much earlier than usual in the third quarter due to lack of energy, Jalen Green's streak of double-figure scoring games is broken, KJ Martin & Dennis Schroder with solid contributions off the bench, Jabari Smith stock falling, but Jaden Ivey stock rising?
33 min
Christian Wood Dominates As Rockets Fall Short ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by social media manager for SBNation's The Dreamshake and one of the hosts of Rockets Safe Spaces on Twitter Zeke (@itzjustzeke) to discuss the Rockets tough 121-118 loss against the Indiana Pacers. Breaking down the final play of the night drawn up for Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green, Christian Wood's masterclass performance, Alperen Sengun's defense and foul-drawing off the bench, SHOWTIME Rockets highlights throughout the night and more.
44 min
Rockets Jalen Green Jumps Into Top-5 For ROTY |...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses Jalen Green's jump into the top-5 for the Rookie of the Year race, what it says about JG's development, and his chances to come away with the award, then dives into a Jae'Sean Tate vs. KJ Martin discussion, what each guy brings to the table, eye test + numbers and more, and lastly shares thoughts on Chet Holmgren's performance in Gonzaga's win against Georgia State and his primary concern with Chet going into the NBA Draft.
33 min
Jalen Green & Kevin Porter Jr. Get Buckets In R...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets fun, competitive 129-112 loss against the best team in the NBA Phoenix Suns. Jalen Green's understanding of the "big picture" when looking at the Suns and thinking about the Rockets future & becoming the Rockets No. 1 option, bench unit helping fight back into the game, chemistry between Alperen Sengun, KJ Martin & Josh Christopher, highlight plays across the board for Jalen, Kevin Porter Jr. and Al-P, stories from Jaygup and Sengun during Rockets Social Media Night and more.
36 min
The Legend Of Bruno Fernando, Rockets Effort Ag...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks about the Houston Rockets weekend slate of games with disappointing showings against the I45 rival Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans. Interior defense allows Dwight Powell, Jonas Valunciunas and Jaxon Hayes to have career games against the Rockets, early game deficits leading to a concerning lack of effort, the LEGEND of Bruno Fernando is born in garbage time against Dallas, the fundamental dilemma with Christian Wood, Stephen Silas' philosophy and approach to garbage time minutes and more.
35 min
Rockets Film Room: Jalen Green's Mid-Range Game...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for another edition of Locked On Rockets Film to break down and discuss Jalen Green utilizing the mid-range more post All-Star break and WHY he's started taking those types of shots, Green's growth as a pick and roll ball handler & decision maker, how different Rockets bigs screen for different types of advantages and breaking down the play "EMPTY" the Rockets like to run for Jalen Green.
33 min
ROOKIE TAKEOVER As Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses QUITE POSSIBLY THE GAME OF THE YEAR for the Rockets as Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun and Josh Christopher all have career nights in a 139-130 win against LeBron James & the LA Lakers. Jalen Green becoming the number one option and closing out the Lakers in the fourth quarter and overtime on the way to his career-high 32 points, Alperen Sengun with career-highs in points, rebounds and minutes and playing bully-ball with LeBron, Josh Christopher with a huge spark off the bench, Kevin Porter Jr. with the impact across the board flirting with a triple-double (10/8/10), KJ Martin making his presence felt with his first start this season and more.
37 min
Kevin Porter Jr. & Jalen Green Start Game Hot, ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets facing the Miami Heat on the second night of a back-to-back with no Eric Gordon, Christian Wood or Dennis Schroder. Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. started the game off HOT, but faded as the game wore on, Alperen Sengun looked solid starting in place of Wood, but needs more post-up touches, Garrison Mathews struggled and didn't look right after turning his ankle early in this one, KJ Martin continues to be a solid presence off the bench with some better looking drives as of late, Daishen Nix with non-garbage time minutes and Josh Christopher breaks out of what has been a pre-All-Star break shooting slump.
32 min
Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr. & Christian Wood ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets huge win against a very good Memphis Grizzlies team and the impressive performances across the board from Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr. and Christian Wood. Jalen continues to unlock and show off his mid-range game + impacting the game on the glass and with his playmaking, KPJ's 19-point third quarter on his way to 29 for the game, Wood with arguably the best game of his career getting it done on both ends of the floor, Alperen Sengun having Jaren Jackson Jr. in HELL, Jae'Sean Tate with a couple of crucial buckets late as the Grizzlies were making their run and more.
33 min
Rockets-Clippers Notes: Jalen Green Mid-Range E...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks takeaways from Rockets-Clippers in which the Rockets gave up a 40 point quarter on their way to their second blowout in three games against the LA Clippers. Jalen Green discusses using the mid-range to open up the rest of his game, Alperen Sengun talks minutes with Jalen and their two-man game, Al-P's impact on the game for Jalen compared to Jae'Sean Tate, KJ Martin & Christian Wood, KJ Martin's shooting making an uptick and more.
29 min
Dennis Schroder's Impact + Rockets Rookie Grade...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) to discuss Dennis Schroder's impact across his five games as a member of the Houston Rockets, followed by evaluating and grading rookies Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun and Josh Christopher to this point in the season and many of the variables impacting their development so far.
51 min
Jalen Green & Alperen Sengun Big Games As Rocke...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets weekend slate of games, first on the road against the Orlando Magic then at home against the LA Clippers, coming up just short in both games. Jalen Green's impressive night in Orlando, especially his stretch in the fourth quarter to close the gap, Christian Wood's free throw struggles, Jalen Green not able to get anything going against the Clippers due to Ivica Zubac inside and struggling with his outside shot, including a chance to tie the game up in the final seconds, Alperen Sengun with an impressive display against LA, scoring 14 points in 10 minutes of run and more.
35 min
Houston Rockets 2022 NBA Draft Prospects Jaden ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the founder of TeaAndRockets.com Nathan Fogg (@NathanFogg1) to discuss strengths, weaknesses and assess preliminary draft stock of the three G League prospects in this year's NBA Draft: Jaden Hardy. Dyson Daniels and MarJon Beauchamp.
37 min
Rockets Final Season Stretch Expectations For R...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the hosts of the Summit State Of Mind Podcast, brothers Justin (@JP_Mirabueno) & Kenny (@summitcommish) Mirabueno to discuss the roots of their Rockets fandom and how they got into the podcasting scene, each person's favorite rookie this season and why, expectations for said rookie selections for the final 1/3 of the season, a series of over/under predictions regarding Jalen Green's scoring, Kevin Porter Jr.'s three-ball, and the Rockets final record plus a BOLD prediction involving two of the Rockets young players.
44 min
Tanking Teams! Best Players, Draft Plans & More...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) takes part in a Locked On NBA TANKERS roundtable with the hosts from Locked On Magic, Thunder and Pacers to discuss the state of their respective franchises, who will be the next team to ESCAPE the bottom of the standings, who is doing the best job of rebuilding so far, thoughts on the upcoming NBA Draft and more.
51 min
Rockets At NBA All-Star 2022 | Jae'Sean Tate & ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by member of Pelicans county Chris McGehee (@ChrisBMcGehee) for their annual tradition of discussing the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities. The newly revamped Rising Stars challenge, where Jalen Green had the best individual performance of any player, on any time, Jae'Sean Tate's game-winning layup and hard-nosed defense on display, Alperen Sengun ALWAYS, the catastrophe that was Saturday night with a new Skills Challenge that fell flat and a dunk contest where Jalen Green unfortunately struggled, followed by the weekend being saved by an incredible All-Star game.
42 min