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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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Rockets Beat Wizards Off Kevin Porter Jr. GAME ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) to discuss the Rockets 114-111 win against the Washington Wizards off of Kevin Porter Jr.'s GAME WINNING shot in his first game back from being suspended. KPJ's clutch play down the stretch despite a rough-ish overall game, how big this moment is for KPJ, Stephen Silas and the rest of the team, Christian Wood bouncing back with 22/11, Jalen Green learning to be more decisive in how he attacks defenses, Garrison Mathews takes THREE charges and now leads the team in that category and more.
40 min
Rockets Suspensions, Garrison Mathews' Return, ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks Stephen Silas' handling of the Kevin Porter Jr. and Christian Wood situations, followed by discussing the Rockets loss against the Sixers. Garrison Mathews returning to the lineup in a big way, Jalen Green's offensive struggles and more.
32 min
Jalen Green Goes Off Despite Rockets Halftime D...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the reported halftime drama regarding Kevin Porter Jr., Christian Wood and the Rockets coaching staff, leading to KPJ leaving the game at halftime. Despite the drama, Jalen Green has a career night, making it to the free throw line an impressive 14 times on his way to 29 points. What led to the halftime dispute, how should Porter Jr. and Wood be handled and more.
28 min
Five Rockets New Year's Resolutions Going Into ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses FIVE Rockets New Year's resolutions as the 2021 year comes to an end and we prepare for 2022. Jalen Green as the primary ball handler, Alperen Sengun's fouling, double-big lineups and more.
28 min
Should The Rockets Trade Christian Wood Or Plan...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks Kevin Porter Jr.'s growth as a playmaker and the ongoing debate surrounding Alperen Sengun's minutes before diving into whether or not the Rockets should consider trading Christian Wood or keeping him long-term. What type of return would be required? Is Wood worth max money at the end of his current deal? Can Wood and Sengun coexist together?
33 min
Kevin Porter Jr. Returns, Jalen Green Goes Off ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks Kevin Porter Jr.'s impressive return to the Rockets lineup (22 points, 9 assists), Jalen Green's fourth quarter explosion (14 points), struggling to defend the Lakers with LeBron at the five, David Nwaba's defensive efforts on LeBron, Josh Christopher earning a spot in the rotation moving forward and more.
31 min
Rockets Hit With Health & Safety Protocols, Kev...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks DJ Augustin (again) and Garrison Mathews being put into the NBA's health and safety protocols, Kevin Porter Jr.'s looming return, Jalen Green injury maintenance, comments from Stephen Silas on Alperen Sengun in a Houston Chronicle feature and more.
31 min
Jalen Green's BACK And Drops 20, But Houston Ro...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) to discuss Jalen Green's much-anticipated return to the lineup, spoiled by the Rockets 118-106 loss against the Indiana Pacers. Green dropping 20 on great efficiency plus some improved defense, the Rockets taking charge of the game in the third quarter only to be completely stifled by the Pacers zone defense in the fourth, scoring just 12 points in the final frame. Alperen Sengun continues to put up numbers despite a terrible whistle, solid bounce back game from Jae'Sean Tate, are the Rockets defensive woes individual or scheme based? And a festive "Start. Bench. Cut." to round things out.
41 min
Rockets Not Enough Against Shorthanded Milwauke...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets waiving Danuel House Jr. to sign Garrison Mathews to a 4-year deal, another great move by GM Rafael Stone to secure a talent looked over by other teams while also allowing House the freedom to choose his next time moving forward, thoughts on the Rockets loss against the Bucks and overarching thoughts from this past week of actions, as well as Jalen Green's much anticipated return to the Rockets lineup.
33 min
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