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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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Is Trading John Wall A Priority? Is Ben Simmons...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to continue the discussion surrounding a possible John Wall-Ben Simmons trade, pros and cons, how Simmons effects the Rockets timeline and player development, as well as reacting to another small shred of social media evidence pointing toward the next Rockets color commentator.
30 min
Should The Houston Rockets Trade John Wall For ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) shares details of Dante Exum's contract with the Rockets and similarities shared to the Nene deal Daryl Morey once tried to construct, as well discussing the latest rumors pertaining to John Wall and Ben Simmons, the likelihood of a trade coalescing and more.
34 min
Southwest Division Preview Series: New Orleans ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by host of the Locked On Pelicans Podcast Jake Madison (@NOLAJake) to continue the Southwest Division Preview Series, focusing on the Pelicans new direction after moving on from Stan Van Gundy, missing out on Kyle Lowry in free agency, could New Orleans be a landing spot for John Wall, expectations heading into this next season and more.
34 min
John Wall To Sit Out Rockets Upcoming Season, W...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the news that John Wall and the Rockets have agreed to have Wall sit out for this upcoming season as the front office works to find a better situation for the five-time all-star. Wall's timetable as a Houston Rocket moving forward, how this decision impacts roster development and rotations, confirmation of Dante Exum re-signing with Houston and a possible sneak peak at the Rockets new color commentator.
33 min
Dante Exum To Re-sign With Rockets? | Houston's...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by promient r/Rockets user and Apollo Media contributor ProdiG (@ProdiGOnTwitt3r) to discuss the report that Dante Exum plans to re-sign with the Houston Rockets, followed by a dive into the floor/ceiling of the team this upcoming season, as well as an overview as to the Rockets optimal rebuilding timeline.
37 min
Southwest Division Preview Series: Memphis Griz...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Shawn Coleman (@StatsSAC) of Locked On Grizzlies for a Locked On Crossover as part of the Locked On Rockets Southwest Division Preview Series. The two discuss how this past season played out for the Grizz, offseason moves made and the reasons behind them, expectations for Memphis and Ja Morant heading into this next season and Shawn's thoughts on the current Rockets rebuild and young core.
27 min
Anthony Lamb Two-way Deal, How Kevin Porter Jr....
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses Anthony Lamb being accepting his qualifying offer for the final two-way spot on the Rockets roster, Houston working out veteran guard Monta Ellis as well as fan-favorite and native Houstonian Gerald Green, previous winners of the Most Improved Player Award and what Kevin Porter Jr. will have to achieve to receive the honor, as well as what lineups and rotations may look like this upcoming season.
33 min
Is Usman Garuba Ready For A Bigger Role With Th...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) as the two go over a few general Summer League takeaways, followed by assessing Usman Garuba's comments about wanting a "bigger role" than he held previously with Real Madrid, what areas of his game stand out so far, how he can find success as a Houston Rocket and more.
28 min
Rockets Legend Vernon Maxwell Joins The Show: C...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Legend and two-time NBA Champion Vernon Maxwell (@VernonMaxwell11) to discuss his upcoming birthday celebration in Houston, Max's career beginnings, gaining insight as to the challenges facing the new crop of Rockets rookies, as well as what the climb to the championship days were like, playing on .500 teams, putting it all together under Rudy Tomjanovich, and more.
32 min
Which NBA Awards Are In Play For The Rockets Th...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses Armoni Brooks and Anthony Lamb both being extended Exhibit 10 (Training Camp) deals, followed by breaking down which NBA awards are likely in play for the Houston Rockets this season, the most prominent being Jalen Green's Rookie of the Year campaign and (possibly) a Most Improved season for Kevin Porter Jr.
31 min
Rockets Training Camp Roster Additions, Possibl...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks Rockets training camp additions of Daishen Nix and Tyler Bey, as well as the possibility of a Danuel House Jr. contract extension, followed by part two of the listener mailbag, with questions like where do KPJ and Green rank in terms of young backcourts, which rookie would benefit the most from the G League and more.
34 min
Rockets Schedule Release + Mailbag Part 1: What...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks Rockets schedule release and most anticipated matchups of the season followed by Part 1 of a listener mailbag, answering questions about lineups and rotations, the futures of John Wall and Eric Gordon, which of the rookies spend time in the G League and more.
36 min
Five Things Learned From Rockets 2021 Vegas Sum...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) goes over five things learned from the 2021 Houston Rockets Summer League campaign in Las Vegas.
27 min
Armoni Brooks Scores THIRTY In Rockets Summer L...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets final Summer League game, in which the team comes back from down seven with just over a minute left to secure the win against the Portland Trailblazers 95-92. Armoni Brooks' 30 points and game-winning shot, Josh Christopher's most complete Summer League performance, Usman Garuba impacting all aspects of the game, including an incredibly clutch block with under a minute left and more.
31 min
Alperen Sengun's Role Offensively, Usman Garuba...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses takeaways from Rockets Summer League Game 4, including Alperen Sengun's role offensively, Usman Garuba's "real" Rockets debut, Anthony Lamb making his case for an NBA roster and more.
37 min
Jalen Green's Summer League Cut Short Due to Ha...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the disappointing news that Jalen Green's Summer League is likely cut short due to hamstring tightness that saw him leave the Rockets-Raptors game early, why Rockets should still be excited for what they saw out of Green across 2.5 games, how Alperen Sengun continues to display his versatility on the basketball court, KJ Martin areas of improvement, Usman Garuba's debut and more.
36 min
Is Josh Christopher The Biggest Surprise Of Roc...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDubose) to discuss the storylines of Rockets Summer League so far, including the standout play of Josh Christopher so far. Potential lineups for next season, balancing time between the veterans and rookies, Jalen Green's poise throughout these first two games and more.
34 min
Jalen Green Drops 25 Points To Lead Rockets Pas...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) to discuss the Rockets 111-91 Summer League win against the Pistons. Jalen Green facing double-teams early on and adjusting throughout the game, Alperen Sengun with another impressive defensive performance to go along with 21 points and a LOGO THREE POINTER, Josh Christopher puts the CLAMPS on Cade Cunningham and more.
37 min
Rockets Guarantee Jae'Sean Tate's Deal, Jalen G...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets and owner Tilman Fertitta's decision to guarantee Jae'Sean Tate's contract well ahead of the usual timetable on such things and what that means, thoughts on Rockets-Pistons and Jalen Green vs. Cade Cunningham before wrapping things up with some Rockets Twitter highlights and a message about the Green-House jersey situation.
28 min
Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun Impress In Rockets ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks Rockets Summer League debut win against the Cleveland Cavaliers 84-76. Jalen Green's electric 23 point performance scoring in a variety of ways, Alperen Sengun's monster 15/15/4 block night going head-to-head (and outplaying) Evan Mobley, Josh Christopher's relentless hustle and defense, but also some question marks offensively and more.
36 min
Jersey Numbers (Maybe?) for Green, Sengun and C...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) after his three-week long hiatus from the show to discuss the possible new jersey numbers for Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun and Josh Christopher, as well as Summer League expectations and what/who to keep an eye out for.
25 min
Grading The Houston Rockets Draft And Discussin...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Founder of NBA Draft Junkies and one of the hosts of the Locked On NBA Draft Podcast, Rafael Barlowe (@Barlowe500) to grade the Houston Rockets draft and discuss picks Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun, Usman Garuba and Josh Christopher.
35 min
Rockets Add Daniel Theis, Bring Back David Nwab...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the start of Rockets and NBA free agency with the news that David Nwaba will return on a three-year, $15M deal, as well as Daniel Theis being brought in to replace Kelly Olynyk on a four-year, $36M deal. Reactions and thoughts on the signings as well as a quick look at some of the other movement around the NBA.
29 min
Houston Rockets Free Agency Primer: Who Stays, ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) focuses on the start of NBA free agency and where the Rockets find themselves in all the commotion. Updates on the current roster, salary cap situation, who is likely to stay/go, possible free agency targets and more.
36 min
Houston Rockets NBA Draft 2021 LIVE reaction | ...
38 min