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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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Kevin Porter Jr. Goes Off And Josh Christopher ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) recaps the action from the Rockets 125-119 preseason opener win against the Washington Wizards. Kevin Porter Jr. led all scorers with 25 points in just 29 minutes, balancing his role as primary playmaker and scorer incredibly well. Josh Christopher spearheaded a fourth quarter charge to take the reins of the game (11 points in nine minutes), Jalen Green struggled from outside (0/6 3FG) but had some electric plays and finishes inside the arc, Christian Wood working to get others involved (four assists) but struggling at the charity stripe (2/7 FT) and more.
37 min
Houston Rockets Preseason Opener | How Will Kev...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Sports Illustrated's Michael Shapiro (@mshap2) to discuss FIVE things to watch for in the Houston Rockets preseason opener against the Washington Wizards. How will Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green play off of each other? Will Jae'Sean Tate, Danuel House Jr. or Eric Gordon get the nod as the Rockets' fifth starter? What does KJ Martin's role look like on this team and more.
31 min
Rockets Hire Ryan Hollins As TV Analyst | Final...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) shares his reaction to the news of Ryan Hollins being selected as the new Rockets TV analyst to replace Matt Bullard, followed by final thoughts from Rockets Training Camp and goals for select players this season.
33 min
Rockets Training Camp Day 3 | Danuel House Jr. ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks takeaways from Rockets training camp day 3 in Galveston, Stephen Silas establishing culture, Danuel House Jr. cooking in one-on-ones, Christian Wood plans to play more at the four, Dante Exum on why he chose the Rockets in free agency and more.
30 min
Rockets Training Camp Day 2 | Who's The Fifth S...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Beat Writer for The Athletic, Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) to discuss takeaways from the Rockets first two days of training camp, goals being set by Stephen Silas, who we might see as the fifth starter alongside Porter Jr., Green, Wood and Theis, Eric Gordon's importance and the roles of DJ Augustin and Dante Exum.
29 min
Day 1 Of Rockets Training Camp, Christian Wood ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks brief glimpses from Rockets Training Camp Day 1 followed by a dive into Christian Wood's Media Day presser and expectations for this season.
31 min
Rockets Media Day 2021 | Sengun, Wood Praise Si...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) shares first impressions from Rockets Media Day 2021, in which Stephen Silas and Rafael Stone shared their vision for the "vibe" of this team, Alperen Sengun and Christian Wood highlighted their relationships with Silas, Kevin Porter Jr. and Danuel House Jr. each open up about personal struggles, Daniel Theis and Eric Gordon weigh in as veterans, Jalen Green on his similarities with KPJ, and John Wall addresses his decision to sit out the season.
37 min
SW Division Preview Series: Dallas Mavericks | ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) one half of the Locked On Mavericks duo to preview the upcoming season for the Rockets i45 rivals. Changing of the guard with Donnie Nelson and Rick Carlisle being replaced by Nico Harrison and Jason Kidd, running it back one more time with Kristaps Porzingis, is Luka Doncic discontentment overblown? Off-season moves, expectations for this season and more.
36 min
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