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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, Christian Wood, Kevin Porter Jr., Jae'Sean Tate, 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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Josh Christopher Shines, But Houston Rockets De...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by host of The Launch Pad Podcast and Rockets Safe Spaces on Twitter, Don Knock (@DonKnock) to discuss the Rockets 141-123 blowout loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves, focusing on Josh Christopher's stellar night and individual work with Stephen Silas, the Rockets defensive woes leading to so many hard to watch games, Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green's offensive struggles, lack of minutes for the backcourt duo at the end of blowouts and more.
44 min
102
Rockets John Wall Situation, Kevin Porter Jr.'s...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) to discuss his opinion's on the Rockets decision to have John Wall sit out and the belief that Wall would NOT be detrimental to the development of Kevin Porter Jr., the situation surrounding Porter Jr.'s halftime incident and how the team has handled the process, Porter Jr.'s role in the organization moving forward and more.
59 min
103
Houston Rockets 2022 NBA Draft Targets Jaden Iv...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by founder of the Tea And Rockets Blog Nathan Fogg (@NathanFogg1) for another round of draft content focusing on how NDA Draft big boards are an ever-changing process, Jalen Duren's fall out of the top-end of the draft, Jaden Ivey and Jabari Smith.
37 min
104
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
105
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
106
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
107
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
108
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
109
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
110
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
111
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
112
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
113
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
114
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
115
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
116
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
117
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
118
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
119
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
120
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
121
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
122
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
123
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
124
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
125
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
126
Stephen Silas' Future With The Rockets | Can He...
34 min
127
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
128
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
129
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
130
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
131
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
132
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
133
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
134
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
135
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
136
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
137
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
138
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
139
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
140
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
141
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
142
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
143
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
144
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
145
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
146
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
147
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
148
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
149
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
150
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
151
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
152
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
153
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
154
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
155
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
156
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
157
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
158
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
159
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
160
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
161
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
162
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
163
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
164
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
165
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
180
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
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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
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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
183
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
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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
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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
186
Houston Rockets NBA Draft 2021 LIVE reaction | ...
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NBA Draft 2021 is here | Who will the Rockets l...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) shares finals thoughts heading into the 2021 NBA Draft, starting with an interesting quote that made the rounds from soon-to-be Rocket Jalen Green, followed by trade hypotheticals surrounding the No. 23 and 24 picks, and lastly the players the Rockets should (and should NOT) be looking to take if they decide to hold on to their back-to-back first round draft picks.
23 min
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Jalen Green's Full Pre-Draft Media Availability...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) shares Jalen Green's full pre-draft media availability session plus thoughts on some of his comments heading into NBA Draft 2021.
31 min
189
Evan Mobley's camp "disinterested" in Houston R...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the interdivisional trade between the Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans and the precedent it sets for the Brooklyn Nets picks that the Rockets hold, followed by a report of Evan Mobley's camp's "disinterest" in Houston as a possible landing spot, as well as a rumor that the Rockets may have eyes on Daniel Theis as a free agent target.
24 min
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Rockets reportedly unable to secure workouts wi...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) discusses the media availability sessions for both Cade Cunningham and Evan Mobley this past Friday along with reports that the Rockets have been unable to secure individual workouts with any of the top prospects except Jalen Green. Why that matters plus continued reporting on the Rockets-Pacers discussions centered on the 13th overall pick, now with Eric Gordon's name attached.
26 min
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Interview with Jalen Green's Former Coach Joey ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by good friend of the show Karthik Prasad (@stanfordkp) to co-host an exclusive interview with Jalen Green's former coach at Prolific Prep, Joey Fuca (@coachfuca). The three discuss Green's growth, how he is a franchise changing talent, what separates him from others, why he's a natural leader and more.
31 min
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Damian Lillard Being Pursued By The Houston Roc...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks about the recent reports that the Houston Rockets are interested in Portland Trailblazers star Damian Lillard. Would trading for Lillard be a mistake? What would a trade even look like? Also thoughts on Rockets' fan favorite PJ Tucker winning a title with the Milwaukee Bucks and more.
28 min
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Houston Rockets' Jae'Sean Tate Joins To Discuss...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Houston Rockets forward Jae'Sean Tate (@o_tate_) to reflect on his first season in the NBA, making the All-Rookie First Team, playing for Head Coach Stephen Silas and more + questions from viewers/listeners.
38 min
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The Houston Rockets Are Aggressively Pursuing T...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets reported "aggressive pursuit" of the No. 1 overall pick and how the organization has positioned itself to (realistically) be the sole trade partner of the Detroit Pistons, followed by a new segment "Where's Wall Go?" and thoughts on Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
31 min
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Houston Rockets Draft Prospect Evan Mobley Offe...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for their weekly Locked On Rockets Film Room session, this week breaking down top NBA Draft Prospect Evan Mobley. What makes Mobley such a unique and versatile defender? How might he be utilized in Stephen Silas' system, especially alongside Christian Wood? Strengths, weaknesses and more.
32 min
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Tad Brown to Philly, Rockets-Pacers trade talks...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Karthik Prasad (@standfordkp) to discuss former Rockets executive Tad Brown reuniting with Daryl Morey in Philadelphia, Rockets-Pacers trade talks and the possibility of Houston moving up in this year's draft and a Rockets Twitter poll on the top-4 draft prospects conducted by KP himself.
44 min
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Interview with Jae'Sean Tate's Player Developme...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks briefly about his conversion to the #GreenGang and the NBA Finals before being joined by Owner and Head Skills Coach of Dig Deep Basketball Stephon Martinez (@stephonmartinez) to discuss his journey getting into player development, his time spent working with the Rockets' own Jae'Sean Tate, training philosophies, best practices and more.
38 min
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Houston Rockets Draft Prospect Jalen Green Offe...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for their weekly Locked On Rockets Film Room session, this week breaking down top NBA Draft Prospect Jalen Green. How does Green operate out of the pick and roll? What areas of his game will improve if he plays in Stephen Silas' system? Strengths, weaknesses and more.
43 min
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Rockets add former player/broadcaster Matt Bull...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) shares the news of the Rockets recent front office additions, former Rockets player and broadcaster Matt Bullard, as well as former General Manager of the Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies Chris Wallace, potential concerns with Wallace's track record, and ESPN's Jonathan Givony's latest report regarding the No. 1 overall pick.
31 min
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Houston Rockets in Miami, Mobley-Green debate, ...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by founder of NBA Draft Junkies, one of the hosts of the Locked On NBA Draft Podcast, Rafael Barlowe (@Barlowe500) to discuss his trip down to South Beach where he was able to attend some workout sessions with Christian Wood and DJ Wilson, as well as running into coach Stephen Silas, thoughts on the great Evan Mobley-Jalen Green debate, is the No. 2 overall pick cursed and more.
28 min