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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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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
Rockets Almost Steal Game From Lakers Behind Tw...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets 119-117 loss to the LA Lakers, the most competitive game of the season for the young team. Jalen Green's electric first half and pair of CLUTCH threes to bring the game within one point late, Alperen Sengun starting in place of Daniel Theis, leading to more ball and player movement, Kevin Porter Jr. controlling the flow of the game in the first half, Jae'Sean Tate's impressive individual defense, KJ Martin's impact and more.
32 min
Kevin Porter Jr. Adjusting To Point Guard, Rock...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks Kevin Porter Jr.'s continued adjustment to the point guard role and whether or not he is the long-term solution alongside Jalen Green, Rockets way-too-early lineup data, Eric Gordon's importance to the team and KJ Martin's role.
30 min
KJ Martin, Alperen Sengun Impress In UGLY Game ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets 95-85 loss on the road against the LA Lakers, an ugly offensive outing for both teams. Turnovers and missed free throws continue to be issues for the Rockets, Alperen Sengun's defense stands out (now sixth in the NBA in steals/gm), KJ Martin makes the most of his time and unlocks some offense in the fourth quarter, Christian Wood's playmaking offensively and Jalen Green's lack of involvement offensively.
37 min
Eric Gordon, David Nwaba Ignite Rockets, But Ul...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets competitive game against the Dallas Mavericks, playing with pace and leading at the half but digging themselves into a hole with turnovers and stagnant offense to start the third quarter. Daniel Thies's best game as a Rocket, Eric Gordon and David Nwaba's role in the run to get back into this game, Alperen Sengun's positioning and active hands defensively, struggles from Christian Wood, Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green in the second half and more.
33 min
Jalen Green Against Luka Doncic | Houston Rocke...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Locked On Mavericks Host Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) to discuss Rockets and Mavericks storylines heading into Tuesday night's I45 rivalry matchup. Jalen Green making a name for himself, Jason Kidd's rocky start as head coach, what to watch for during the game and more.
35 min
Jalen Green Scores 30 On EIGHT Threes As Rocket...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks Jalen Green's impressive night scoring 30 points with EIGHT threes in just his third NBA game ever, matching Michael Jordan for games needed as a rookie to score 30 plus. Christian Wood and Alperen Sengun continue to build chemistry together, Kevin Porter Jr. sacrificing his rhythm for Jalen Green, the Celtics switching defense causing issues for the Rockets in the half court, what we're seeing out of Silas's rotations and more.
33 min
Christian Wood Dominates, Kevin Porter Jr. Boun...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets dominant home opener against the OKC Thunder, in which Christian Wood showed his full array of offensive tools that the Thunder had zero answers for, defensive urgency from the jump, Kevin Porter Jr. bounce back game, Jae'Sean Tate doing all the little things, Jalen Green attempting to end Mike Muscala's career, the Mayor of Houston himself announcing his return to the Houston Rockets as a Player Development Coach before the game and more.
37 min
Alperen Sengun Shines, Jalen Green Playmaking O...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) highlights key points from the Rockets 124-106 season opening loss on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Alperen Sengun's standout play on both ends of the basketball court, Jalen Green's playmaking ability, Kevin Porter Jr.'s turnover struggles as he continues to adjust to the point guard role, a vintage Eric Gordon scoring performance off the bench and more.
32 min
Rockets Season Opener Preview | Who Makes The R...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) previews the Rockets season opener on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves, highlighting the current unknowns for the Rockets. Which starting five will we see, how deep of a rotation will Stephen Silas run, can Jalen Green be aggressive early, staggering playmakers throughout the game, how effective can Daniel Theis be defensively anchoring the starters, NBA season awards picks and more.
41 min
Rockets Finalizing Roster Moves + Mailbag: Shou...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) goes over the Rockets final roster moves heading into the 2021-2022 NBA season, adding guard Garrison Mathews to a two-way deal and waiving Anthony Lamb, followed by answering listener mailbag questions like should Alperen Sengun be starting ASAP, is Kevin Porter Jr. the point guard of the future, which players will be on the roster long-term and more.
32 min
Rockets Craig Ackerman On Season Expectations, ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Rockets new full-time TV play-by-play broadcaster Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) to discuss takeaways from preseason, expectations for this season, Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green's ideal growth, Christian Wood's playstyle, understanding the roles for Eric Gordon and Jae'Sean Tate and more.
41 min
Armoni Brooks Signs 4-year Deal, Christian Wood...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the news of Armoni Brooks inking a 4-year deal with the Houston Rockets and how that impacts the 15-man roster crunch in the coming days as the regular season is set to get underway, WHO and HOW the Rockets will make space for this new signing, Christian Wood's offensive role and final preseason game expectations.
31 min
New Rockets Broadcaster Ryan Hollins Joins To D...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the newest member of the Rockets broadcast team, former NBA player Ryan Hollins (@TheRyanHollins) to discuss how he fell in love with the game of basketball, his 10-year NBA career, broadcasting journey, first impressions on Jalen Green and the Rockets rookies, what stands out about Christian Wood, Stephen Silas' approach as a coach and more.
38 min
Who Are The MOST and LEAST Impressive Rockets P...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Kris Gardner (@TheHRReview) of the Houston Roundball Review to discuss the MOST impressive and LEAST impressive Rockets through three preseason games, as well as some early takeaways about the team, rebuilding process and more.
37 min
Jalen Green, Rockets Struggle With Turnovers, F...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets offensive struggles against the Toronto Raptors in their third preseason game this season, collecting an absurd 30(!) turnovers to the tune of 32 Raptors points on their way to a 107-92 loss. Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green struggled offensively with the Raptors physical defense, although KPJ found some success later in the third quarter, Jae'Sean Tate showed some flashes as a starter with Danuel House Jr. and Eric Gordon still out, the Christian Wood-Alperen Sengun pairing continues to show promise, including praise from Stephen Silas, and Armoni Brooks manages to hit more than HALF of the Rockets made three-point shots as he fights for a roster spot.
33 min
Jalen Green Scores 20, But Rockets Lose Out 113...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets 113-106 loss at home to the Miami Heat, now 1-1 across their first two preseason games. Jalen Green manages to score 20 on 4/9 3FG, but he and the Rockets struggled inside against Miami's physical defense, no Eric Gordon (ankle) or Jae'Sean Tate (back tightness) meant Danuel House Jr. got the starting nod, but missed all seven of his attempts, Alperen Sengun stakes his claim as the second-best playmaker on this team and the CPR squad led by Dante Exum attempts to revive the team in the fourth quarter, but falls just short.
34 min