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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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Weekend wrap-up with Rockets West Coast losses ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets set of back-to-back losses this past weekend, highlighting Kevin Porter Jr.'s career-high 13 assists against the Clippers, but also focusing on the painful second quarter disappearing acts the Rockets pulled in both games, as well as hearing from head coach Stephen Silas and DJ Augustin about how these games went.
33 min
Wall's role, Wood's media quotes, Olynyk's cont...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Site Expert for Space City Scoop Anthony Duckett (@a_duckett) to discuss John Wall's presence and role moving forward, Anthony's issues with some of Christian Wood's media quotes, what to do about Kelly Olynyk this offseason, a listener voicemail submission and more.
47 min
John Wall, Rockets stun Mavericks in 102-93 hom...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets taking the season series 2-1 against the Dallas Mavericks off the back of a huge 31-point night from John Wall in his return to the lineup. Kevin Porter Jr. with the play of the game in crunch time, Christian Wood looking effective with Wall and Kelly Olynyk creating easy looks for him, KJ Martin blocks another giant and more.
35 min
Locked On Rockets Film Room with Alykhan Bijani
47 min
Rockets weekend recap (Celtics/Pelicans) + Armo...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the weekend slate of games for the Rockets, focusing primarily on the expected growing pains of Christian Wood and Kevin Porter Jr., as well as highlighting Jae'Sean Tate's playmaking ability, DJ Wilson's contributions in limited run and the new addition of former UH Cougar Armoni Brooks to a two-way deal.
40 min
Fan Talk Friday with Braze, Holly and Gilbert
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by three fans, Braze, Holly and Gilbert, for another edition of "Fan Talk Friday" discussing favorite moments from the season, players they would like to see return next season, players they would like to see gone, grilling Jackson with some Rockets AND non-Rockets questions in segment three and more.
40 min
Strong first half, weak second half as Rockets ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets 120-108 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in which the team looked really, really good in the first half, but unsustainable shooting and a lack of execution down the stretch led to stagnant offense and missed shots. Kevin Porter Jr. growth opportunities, Christian Wood saying he needs to command the ball more, closing lineups thoughts and more.
36 min
Locked On Rockets Film Room with Alykhan Bijani
38 min
Rockets come up short against Grizzlies 120-110...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets 120-110 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in which Jonas Valanciunas was just too much for the Rockets to handle throughout the game and down the stretch, covering key points like the great nights from Kelly Olynyk and Jae'Sean Tate, John Wall and Kevin Porter Jr. struggling, Stephen Silas blending vets and young guys together well and more before sharing a portion of General Manager Rafael Stone's press conference.
44 min
Rockets bounce back with impressive 129-107 win...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Brit Wilbert (@britrobotista) to talk about the bounce back win against the Timberwolves on the second night of a back-to-back after the painful fourth quarter collapse against the same team just one night prior. Kelly Olynyk's Rockets debut, Kevin Porter Jr.'s aggressiveness leads to a productive night, John Wall stays away from hero ball and more.
37 min
Trade deadline thoughts, Rockets-Wolves collaps...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to discuss the Victor Oladipo trade, the Rockets collapse against the Minnesota Timberwolves and the future direction of the franchise.
39 min
Victor Oladipo traded to the Miami Heat for a v...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) reacts to the Rockets dealing Victor Oladipo to the Miami Heat in exchange for Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk and a 2022 first-round pick swap.. so almost nothing. Jackson also highlights a couple of the bigger deals from around the NBA with reactions from fellow Locked On Hosts.
33 min
NBA Trade Deadline Thursday is here. Who gets m...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the upcoming NBA trade deadline, rumors surrounding the Rockets, potential names and where he ultimately sees Victor Oladipo landing.
31 min
Jackson (@JTGatlin) reacts to the Rockets FINALLY ending the franchise-worst 20-game losing streak with a 117-99 win over the Toronto Raptors, focusing on the all-around excellent game from the Rockets, sharing postgame commentary from Stephen Silas, John Wall and Christian Wood, as well as one major factor that needs to be addressed moving forward.
32 min
Losing streak hits 20, frustrations mounting fr...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets 20th consecutive loss at the hands of the OKC Thunder, in which frustrations are nearing a boiling point based on reactions to the loss from Stephen Silas and Christian Wood postgame.
35 min
Fan Talk Friday with André, Frank and Owen
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by three guests, André (@andrebritten87), Frank (@ftank58) and Owen (@owenokeefe22) for another Fan Talk Friday episode to talk about PJ Tucker as a Rocket, cheering for a team that's lost 18 straight games, the floor/ceiling for the young guys on the roster and more.
38 min
PJ Tucker traded to Bucks, historic losing stre...
39 min
Trade Target Tuesday with Karthik Prasad
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Apollo HOU team member and Houston sports fanalyst Karthik Prasad (@stanfordkp) to discuss likely landing spots/return for PJ Tucker, does Kevin Porter Jr. accelerate the John Wall timeline, feelings on the Aaron Gordon rumors as well as grading Twitter trade suggestions.
51 min
Un-sweet 16 as Rockets losing streaks grows in ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets 16th loss in a row at the hands of the Boston Celtics 134-107, focusing on Jae'Sean Tate and KJ Martin's new wrinkles in the offense, Kevin Porter Jr.'s gravity and court vision and wraps things up with thoughts on Mason Jones and whether or not the Rockets should keep him on past his 10-day contract.
38 min
The future is bright as Kevin Porter Jr. impres...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the first game post All-Star break as the Rockets take on the Sacramento Kings in the first night of a back-to-back. Topics include Kevin Porter Jr.'s impressive Rockets debut scoring 13 points and dishing out 10 assists off the bench, Jae'Sean Tate with an effective night scoring inside, KJ Martin Jr. putting in work on the glass in his return to the Rockets lineup, news about PJ Tucker's situation moving forward with the team and more.
31 min
Rockets second half primer with Ben DuBose
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to discuss the Rockets' Wednesday practice before the All-Star break concludes, Stephen Silas' timetable for Christian Wood, integration of Kevin Porter Jr. and KJ Martin Jr., expectations for how the second half of the season plays out and more.
54 min
Interview with Rockets Courtside Reporter Cayle...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Courtside Reporter Cayleigh Griffin (@cayleighgriffin) to discuss her broadcast beginnings and journey to Houston, women in sports media, the Rockets post All-Star break and more.
44 min
NBA All-Star Weekend 2021 with Chris McGeHee
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by good friend and Apollo HOU team member Chris McGehee (@ChrisMcGMedia) to recap and discuss the events of All-Star Weekend 2021. Is the skills challenge even fun? Who did they underestimate in the three-point shootout? Dunk contest snubs? Thoughts on the game itself and more.
34 min
Rockets trade deadline speculation with Anthony...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by the site expert for Space City Scoop, Anthony Duckett (@a_duckett) to speculate on possible Rockets trade hypotheticals ahead of the deadline. Should they sell high on John Wall? PJ Tucker for Montrezl Harrell? Twitter trade suggestions and more.
53 min
Rockets unable to spoil James Harden's return t...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses David Nwaba's wrist injury and Jae'Sean Tate not receiving the nod to the "Rising Stars" challenge before discussing the Rockets-Nets game, John Wall and Victor Oladipo's statistically impressive (but inefficient) nights, Tate being a monster on the glass, quality minutes for Justin Patton, what it felt like seeing James Harden compete against the Rockets and more.
32 min
Discussing James Harden's return to Houston as ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by good friend of the show, fellow native Houstonian and the host of the Noble & Roosh Show, Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams), to discuss their thoughts and feelings surrounding James Harden's return to Houston as a Brooklyn Net. Be sure to check out the Noble & Roosh show as Jackson jumps on over there to continue the Harden discussion, focusing on the "bigger picture" look for the Houston Rockets.
47 min
12th loss in a row as Rockets fight hard, but u...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets hard fought, but unfortunate loss at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-90 with postgame thoughts from Stephen Silas and John Wall, followed by Victor Oladipo providing clarification on the contract extension leak that became known this past Sunday and more.
34 min
Victor Oladipo declines extension, Rockets mass...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Adrian Wojnarowski report that the Rockets offered Victor Oladipo an extension and what that means, followed by discussing elements from the Grizzlies game where the Rockets were torn apart 133-84 before wrapping things up with a new Tankathon simulator segment. Will they get Cade? Come find out.
36 min
Fan Talk Friday with Alan, Ed and Harley
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Alan (@alanshow), Ed (@inthefastlaneed) and Harley (@TheLead_HOU) for the first ever "Fan Talk Friday" episode. The quartet discuss coach Stephen Silas to this point, John Wall's future with the Rockets, the return from the James Harden trade, direction of the team and more.
41 min
Rockets fall apart in the fourth, collect ninth...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets 112-96 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, with the team falling to 11-19 on the season, now just 0.5 games back of being a bottom-three team. Topics include the OW-E trio poor shooting performance, Danuel House Jr.'s poster on Javale McGee, David Nwaba and Sterling Brown continue to change the complexion of games from the bench unit, it is TIME to move on from PJ Tucker, Rockets direction post-ASB and more.
40 min
DeMarcus Cousins waived, Christian Wood All-Sta...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Dreamshake SBNation Rockets insider and fellow Locked On Network host from Locked On Texans, Coty Davis (@CotyDavis_24) to discuss the Rockets waiving DeMarcus Cousins, Christian Wood receiving an All-Star nod, should David Nwaba be inserted into the starting lineup, the bright future of the Rockets organization and more.
43 min
Rockets torched by Bulls in the third on the wa...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Into The Lab Collaborator Grant Curington (@CuringtonGrant) to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly from the Houston Rockets 120-100 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Topics include David Nwaba's impressive all-around game, Danuel House Jr. breaking out of his shooting slump and containing Zach LaVine in the first half, John Wall and Eric Gordon struggling to get anything going offensively, Justin Patton shows some promise in his Rockets debut, questionable decisions by Stephen Silas, the debut of "Trash Take Tuesday" and more.
41 min
Rockets to part ways with DeMarcus Cousins, PJ ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses DeMarcus Cousins and the Rockets planning to part ways, Adrian Wojnarowski's report on PJ Tucker's market value and what the Rockets want in return and mailbag questions from listeners like how to acquire Zach LaVine from the Bulls and will we see more Jae'Sean Tate at the five.
39 min
Evaluating five-out play, individual Rockets pl...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Nathan Fogg (@NathanFogg1), founder of the Tea and Rockets blog and YouTube, to discuss Stephen Silas' coaching, individual player contributions, why five-out is frustrating, what's been going on with Victor Oladipo, direction of the team and more.
46 min
Patton signing, Wood returning soon, second hal...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) returns to action after being sidelined due to the winter storm plaguing Texas to highlight the Rockets signing of G League big man Justin Patton, Christian Wood sharing via Instagram that he'll be back before the All-Star break, focusing on the push in the second half against the 76ers and more.
43 min
The hits keep coming as Rockets fall to Wizards...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets continued slide, missing not only Christian Wood but also Eric Gordon, Victor Oladipo and PJ Tucker as they fall to the Wizards 131-119. Topics include John Wall's great first half, subpar second half, Jae'Sean Tate's incredibly well-rounded performance, Rockets desperately needing playable bigs, lacking "go-to" offense, maybe it's time to bring up Kevin Porter Jr. and more.
34 min
Spalding two-way deal, the Oladipo dilemma, ant...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to discuss the addition of RGV Vipers' big man Ray Spalding and how he (hopefully) addresses some of the issues seen since Christian Wood has been out, highlighting some of the good and the bad of the last few games, anti-tanking arguments and more.
50 min
Chances blown late as the Rockets come up short...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets fourth loss in a row at the hands of the Miami Heat 101-94. Topics include the Heat defense making life difficult for the Rockets, getting away from the ball movement of the first half leading to only 10 third quarter points, trying to right the ship without Christian Wood and more.
38 min
Rockets' struggles, KPJ's Vipers debut and trad...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Lachard Binkley (@HTOWN4LIFE40) to discuss the Rockets recent struggles, Kevin Porter Jr.'s G League debut and listener trade mailbag to round things out.
56 min
Rockets drop third straight to Pelicans 130-101
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets dropping their third straight without Christian Wood to the Pelicans 130-101. Topics include Wood's importance on both sides of the basketball, defensive communication not the same as it was during the winning streak (highlighted by John Wall and PJ Tucker, too), maybe time to sell-high on Eric Gordon and more.
41 min
Rockets collapse in fourth, fall to Hornets 119-94
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets collapse against the Charlotte Hornets 119-94, focusing on the areas of concern from the game. Topics include Jae'Sean Tate and Ben McLemore as bright spots for the Rockets, distinct lack of ball movement and facilitating with no John Wall or Eric Gordon, Victor Oladipo's outside shooting struggles continue, getting away from defensive principles compounded by offensive struggles and more.
44 min
Handling the Wood injury, Wall's impact, what t...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Houston sports head and Clutch City Control Room contributor Karthik Prasad (@stanfordkp) to discuss the Rockets direction after the Christian Wood injury, John Wall's impact to this team, what to do with Victor Oladipo and more.
47 min
Winning-streak ended as Rockets fall to Thunder...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets 104-87 loss to the OKC Thunder, snapping their six-game winning-streak. Topics include Eric Gordon and Sterling Brown as the only bright spots for the Rockets, why the offense looked disjointed, a big area for Christian Wood to improve upon, Victor Oladipo understanding his role without John Wall in the lineup, how important Wall is to this team and more.
47 min
Talking Rockets winning streak, Christian Wood,...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Clutchfans' Dave Hardisty (@clutchfans) to discuss the new-look, post-Harden Rockets, how he started Clutchfans, biggest standouts from the past 10 games, chances of the Rockets walking away with some NBA season awards this year, is John Wall here long-term, Jae'Sean Tate's impressive start to his NBA career and more.
41 min
Rockets three-point barrage buries Thunder 136-106
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets explosive offensive night, breaking their own franchise record (27) made three-pointers en route to beating the OKC Thunder 136-106. Topics include the flaming hot start for the Rockets, Eric Gordon's 25 points off the bench, the offense beginning to flow freely after looking disjointed earlier in the winning streak, balanced scoring approach, Jae'Sean Tate vs. Lu Dort and more.
37 min
Rockets secure fifth straight with 126-112 win ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Zach Zola (@ZachZola1) to recap the Rockets 126-112 win in the Big Easy. Topics include the lackluster start followed by an explosive second quarter, Christian Wood's crazy efficient night, Victor Oladipo's ability to play on AND off-ball, Jae'Sean Tate bodying Zion, being able to rely on defense to win games and more.
50 min
Rockets No. 1 defense, Christian Wood as a fran...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by #RocketsTwitter phenom Disney Gary Clark (@Itamar1710) to tackle a variety of Rockets topics ranging from the newfound defensive identity post-James Harden, Christian Wood as a franchise player, a Twitter mailbag of sorts and more.
57 min
Oladipo, Tucker secure Rockets 104-101 win over...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets down-to-the-wire game against the Blazers, with Victor Oladipo and PJ Tucker making big plays down the stretch to secure the 104-101 win. Topics include the horrendous start for the Rockets, down by as many as 20 points, stepping it up defensively and pushing the pace for easy transition points in the second quarter, the WOW factor (Wall, Oladipo, Wood) combining for 67 points, Danuel House Jr.'s presence off the bench, first game for Silas with entire lineup available, how that affected his rotation decisions and more.
45 min
Wall, Rockets use fourth quarter surge to top W...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets 107-88 win against the Washington Wizards, John Wall's first time facing his former team. Topics include the offensive struggles of both teams, the Rockets developing a defensive identity, bench unit continuing to impact things in a huge way, Eric Gordon as the third quarter savior, Wall and Victor Oladipo finding a groove in the fourth quarter and more.
41 min
Navigating the post-James Harden Rockets era wi...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to discuss James Harden forcing his way out of Houston, the outlook for this team moving forward, some very compelling anti-tanking arguments, takeaways from the last six games, Mason Jones' emergence and more.
46 min
Boogie, Gordon lead the way as Rockets crush Ma...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets impressive win over the Mavericks 133-108 despite missing Christian Wood and Victor Oladipo. Topics include the vintage Boogie Cousins performance, Eric Gordon finding the range to the tune of six threes, KJ Martin Jr. climbing Mount Boban, defense and athleticism of the Rockets second unit, Mason Jones vs. Ben McLemore for the "shooter" spot in the rotation and more.
43 min
Rockets barely hold on to win 103-102 against t...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets clinging to victory against the Detroit Pistons 103-102 behind a pair of excellent bench performances from Sterling Brown and David Nwaba. Topics include the ball movement and hot start to the game, forcing turnovers (19), Gordon, Oladipo and Cousins struggling offensively, the 13-4 run at the top of the fourth spearheaded by Nwaba and Brown, a bit about the Kevin Porter Jr. deal and more.
32 min
Late run not enough as Suns escape Rockets 109-103
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets 109-103 loss to the Phoenix Suns after mounting an impressive comeback and almost taking the W. Topics include Christian Wood's nasty ankle injury and his ability to play through it in the second half, Victor Oladipo and Eric Gordon both going 20+, great defensive showing from this team top to bottom with shout-outs for David Nwaba and Sterling Brown, the answer to the offensive issues sitting on the sidelines and more.
32 min
Talking Rockets with @RedNationBR
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by special overseas guest Red (@RedNationBR) to discuss feelings toward James Harden, Christian Wood's strengths and weaknesses, whether Wood is best as a four or five, what Victor Oladipo brings to this team, should the Rockets bottom out and tank or remain competitive and more.
47 min
Oladipo, Wood both go 30+ but Rockets come up j...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets falling just short of the Bulls 125-120 despite 62 combined points from Victor Oladipo and Christian Wood. Topics include Oladipo's stellar debut, Rockets first quarter struggles, developing chemistry on the fly, Jae'Sean Tate finding the range and getting the nod as a closer, competing vs. tanking and more.
38 min
Rockets-Spurs recap + Rafael Stone media availa...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets dropping the second meeting against the Spurs 103-91, focusing on Mason Jones' impressive night (24 points, 6/8 3FG) in his first NBA start, Christian Wood's usage and rebounding, Ben McLemore bounce back game, throwing out different defensive looks and more, followed by discussing Rafael Stone's media availability now that the James Harden trade has been finalized.
41 min
Rockets handle Spurs 109-105 behind impressive ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets 109-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, the first win in the post-James Harden era. Topics include Christian Wood's strong 27/15/3 BLK outing, Jae'Sean Tate facilitating at a high level, Draymond-esque, in the absence of John Wall and Eric Gordon, Sterling Brown stepping up with 23 big points on 3/7 three-point shooting, much-needed bench contributions from the Rockets rookies, PJ Tucker's leadership down the stretch and more.
36 min
BREAKING: James Harden gets his wish, gets trad...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Apollo Houston's Taylor Pate (@taylorlpate) to discuss and breakdown LIVE the franchise-altering deal sending James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in the four-team blockbuster including the Pacers and Cavaliers that lands the Rockets Victor Oladipo, four first round picks and four picks swaps. Reactions, thoughts and more.
53 min
James Harden is done with the Rockets
Jackson (@JTGatlin) reacts to the shocking postgame press conference given by James Harden, in which he made his feelings about this Rockets team abundantly clear. Hear Harden's statement, some thoughts from John Wall, how the grieving period already started for most back in December and more.
34 min
COVID protocols, Harden's engagement and Rocket...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDubose) to discuss the COVID issues plaguing the NBA right now, James Harden's engagement level, what the pair saw in Rockets-Lakers game one and adjustments they would like to see in game two.
39 min
Turnovers, transition defense issues in Rockets...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets frustrating 120-102 loss against the LA Lakers. Topics include Boogie's early ejection and lack of interior presence against Lakers in his absence, turnovers leading to easy transition points for LA, lack of shooting ruining spacing in certain Rockets lineups, can "James Harden" exist in Silas' system and ultimately exorcising Rockets demons to finish off with some good vibes.
37 min
McLemore, Tucker on fire as Rockets ignite Magi...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets much-needed win over the shorthanded Orlando Magic 132-90. Topics include the return of Ben McLemore to the tune of five made triples, PJ Tucker with his best game of the season, James Harden continues to facilitate at a high rate, Christian Wood's interior presence defensively, DeMarcus Cousins' passing chops on display and more.
36 min
Rockets unravel with two minutes to go, drop Pa...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets 114-107 loss to the Indiana Pacers, focusing on topics like the team's lack of three-point shooting to start the year, acclimating to a new offensive system, John Wall (28) and Eric Gordon's (20) impressive evenings, James Harden's struggles, why this and the Mavs game aren't "bad" losses given the factors at hand and more.
37 min
Discussing Silas, Wood, Wall and more with Rock...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets broadcaster, play-by-play GOAT Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) to discuss the Rockets early start to the season, Stephen Silas as the new head coach, what the team is trying to establish offensively and defensively, Jae'Sean Tate as a diamond in the rough, state of the Western Conference, the James Harden situation and more.
49 min
Mavs torch Rockets 113-100 behind eight triples...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets 113-100 loss at the hands of the Mavericks and certified Rockets killer Tim Hardaway Jr. Topics include starters looking lethargic throughout the game, Demarcus Cousins' early ejection, rebounding woes and where Christian Wood needs to improve, Eric Gordon as the Rockets silver lining this game, John Wall and James Harden still learning how to coexist, small-ball is still effective defensively and more.
37 min
Rockets early season returns with SportsTalk 79...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by SportsTalk 790's Michael Connor (@MC790) to talk the Rockets massive offseason turnaround after all the uncertainty and drama plaguing the franchise, early impressions of Christian Wood, John Wall, Stephen Silas, Monday night's matchup with the Mavericks and their favorite Rockets jersey's since Nike took over in 2017-18.
46 min
Wall, Rockets stifle Kings defensively to win 1...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets second win of the season over the Kings 102-94, backed by an impressive defensive second half holding Sacramento to just 30 points. Topics include John Wall's electrifying performance, Christian Wood's foul trouble followed by inspiring defense in the fourth, rolling out the "Tatewagon" lineup to change the course of the game, what this win means regarding James Harden and more.
42 min
Rockets start the New Year right with 122-119 W...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets first home game in which they outlast the Kings 122-119 and pick up their first win. Stephen Silas' first win as an NBA head coach, John Wall, Demarcus Cousins and Eric Gordon make their debuts, Danuel House looks like himself again, turnovers (18) and sloppy defense kept things close until James Harden's takeover in the fourth quarter and more.
40 min
Wall and Cousins speak, NBA Golden Boys struggl...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares audio from John Wall and Demarcus Cousins in their first media availability since receiving "DNP - Barbershop" tags, a quick note about Danuel House's early struggles, NBA Golden Boys Steph and Luka struggling early and Rockets' New Year's resolutions courtesy of listeners.
39 min
Rockets start out 0-2, derailing early against ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets second loss of the season at the hands of the Nuggets 124-111. James Harden continues to do beard things dropping 21 of his 34 in the second frame, Christian Wood hot early then fizzled out, Danuel House looking lost out there and in jeopardy of losing his starting role, defensive issues across the board, taking a step back to realize the team isn't "whole" yet and more.
40 min
"Moral victory" as undermanned Rockets fall on ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) to discuss the short staffed Rockets heart-wrenching loss in overtime on opening night against the Blazers 128-126. James Harden (44/17) and Christian Wood (31/13) looked unstoppable, rookie Jae'Sean Tate (13/4/2) with some incredible hustle plays, a few questionable plays from PJ Tucker, what they hope to see moving forward and more.
60 min
Rockets season outlook with Ben DuBose
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) for a season preview heading into the Rockets first game of the 2020-2021 campaign against the OKC Thunder. The two discuss the latest news around Harden and speculation on his timeline as a Rocket, record predictions through the first 10 games of the season, why Christian Wood is a breath of fresh air, the culture shift brought by Stephen Silas, John Wall embracing his role as a leader and more.
57 min
Breaking down Stephen Silas' system (so far) wi...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) to discuss and break down the Xs and Os of what we've seen through four Rockets preseason games, expectations moving forward, clearing up some points about Mike D'Antoni and more.
45 min
Rockets weekend headlines + fantasy introductio...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks top Rockets headlines from the weekend, including the regretful waiving of Gerald Green and a fresh new Harden rumor, before being joined by Josh Lloyd (@redrock_bball) of Locked On Fantasy Basketball for a crash course in fantasy basketball talk.
33 min
Christian Wood explodes for 20 and 10 in his Ro...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) to rejoice in the TRUTH that is Christian Wood as well as general preseason thoughts, covering Stephen Silas' system compared to Mike D'Antoni's, how John Wall and Demarcus Cousins have looked, standout role players and more.
40 min
Rockets therapy session with RedNinetyFour
50 min
Talking Harden, Silas and new-look Rockets with...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets' very own Matt Bullard (@bull50) to talk James Harden, Stephen Silas and what we've seen through three preseason game from the new-look Houston Rockets.
43 min
James Harden and PJ Tucker finally join the Roc...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks James Harden and PJ Tucker finally joining the Rockets for team practice, ESPN's latest "news" on the Harden situation, Tucker's frustration during media availability, the timing of a potential James Harden trade and more.
31 min
David Nwaba's defense shines in Rockets second ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the second Rockets preseason game, focusing on defense, individual performances for John Wall and David Nwaba, overall team depth and some hopefulness out of the postgame commentary from Wall and Stephen Silas.
34 min
Wall, Cousins impress in Rockets debuts, toppin...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) focuses on individual Rockets performances from the Rockets first of four preseason games as they topped the Chicago Bulls 125-104. The Kentucky duo John Wall and Demarcus Cousins had impressive Rockets debuts, Eric Gordon led all starters with 16 points, David Nwaba played with an unmatched motor, Bruno Caboclo turning into prime Ray Allen and more.
36 min
Preseason has arrived + discussing Harden/Miami...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares reasons to be excited for the Rockets first preseason game despite the cloud of the James Harden situation lingering over the organization before being joined by David Ramil (@dramil13) to discuss the latest rumors about Harden and his preferred trade destinations.
39 min
Talking James Harden, Rockets and NBA at large ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by senior NBA writer for Action Network HQ Matt Moore (@HPbasketball) to discuss James Harden, the state of the Rockets and the NBA at large.
46 min
The James Harden saga and more with Rockets Wir...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Podfather, Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to discuss the state of the Rockets in the wake of the James Harden saga, first impressions of Stephen Silas, thoughts on veterans Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker bridging the gap between regimes and more.
42 min
Waiting to see what happens with the Beard
Jackson (@JTGatlin) continues the discussion around the Harden situation as well as sharing audio from head coach Stephen Silas' media availability, as well as some notes on PJ Tucker and Eric Gordon.
32 min
James Harden has gone AWOL
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about James Harden failing to report to training camp as well as an individual workout which was supposed to serve as a makeup for missing the first team practice, as well as sharing audio from John Wall and Stephen Silas' media availability sessions.
31 min
Rockets media availability with House, Green, C...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares audio from the media availability sessions for Danuel House Jr., Gerald Green, Demarcus Cousins and new Rockets head coach Stephen Silas and highlights some of the key points made.
40 min
Russell Westbrook TRADED for John Wall LIVE Eme...
45 min
Christmas Day schedule, possible player awards,...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks a variety of topics, starting with the acquisition of European prospect Isuf Sanon in the Austin Rivers sign-and-trade, the new blue Rockets alternates, Rockets not making the Christmas Day schedule cut, Ja vs. Zion, Durant on the Harden/Brooklyn rumors, and five possible awards the Rockets players and staff could be up for this season.
33 min
Mayor of Houston Gerald Green returns + Christi...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets bringing back in the mayor of Houston himself Mr. Gerald Green followed by a dive into some advanced tracking numbers for Christian Wood courtesy of BBall Index.
38 min
On Christian Wood's media availability, Rockets...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Houston sports head and Clutch City Control Room contributor Karthik Prasad (@stanfordkp) to discuss the Rockets off-season, why everyone is so high on Christian Wood, Rafael Stone as Houston's general manager, viability of keeping Eric Gordon and more.
41 min
DeSagana Diop newest Rockets assistant coach, G...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the newest Rockets assistant head coach to join Silas' staff, former NBA player DeSagana Diop, as well as pushing back a bit on the ideas of moving on from Eric Gordon and starting Boogie Cousins.
26 min
Boogie Cousins emergency pod LIVE with Roosh Wi...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined be fellow native Houstonian and host of the Noble and Roosh Show, Roosh Williams (@RooshWilliams) , to dissect the signing of free agent big man Boogie Cousins to a 1-year, non guaranteed deal for this upcoming season followed by taking a way-too-early look at how the rest of the West is shaping up and answering some listener questions.
49 min
Rockets targeting youthful wings in free agency
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks Rockets free agency so far and the movement to inject more youth and begin a pipeline of developing young talent before diving into discussions on Mason Jones' NBA comparison and the dynamic fit of Christian Wood.
36 min
Christian Wood becomes a Rocket! Emergency pod ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) reacts to the Rockets signing Christian Wood with guest appearances from Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) Duncan Smith (@DuncanSmithNBA) and Locked On Pistons Matt Schoch (@Matt_Schoch_) throughout the show.
40 min
Rockets punt on pick No. 16 in favor of flexibi...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about NBA Draft night 2020 and the Rockets deciding to trade newly acquired former Rocket Trevor Ariza and the No. 16 pick to clear cap space to facilitate the use of the non-taxpayer MLE (worth roughly $9.3 million), what this means moving forward and the players they did wind up getting much.. much later in the evening.
30 min
NBA Draft on the horizon, Rockets with the 16th...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined from across the pong by the founder of TeaAndRockets.com Nathan Fogg (@NathanFogg1) to discuss the Rafael Stone's first 36 or-so hours in active trade waters, the No. 16 overall pick and prospects that the Rockets could look at, continued rumors surrounding James Harden and Russell Westbrook and 25-year-old NBL wing Jae'Sean Tate's commitment to join Houston once free agency begins.
46 min
Robert Covington sent packing, Ariza to become ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) discusses the Rockets traded newly acquired forward Robert Covington for former Rockets forward Trevor Ariza and two first round draft picks courtesy of the Portland Trailblazers and what that trade means moving forward, as well as continued thoughts on the James Harden situation.
33 min
On Harden, Westbrook and the future of the Rock...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to discuss the outlook of the Houston Rockets in the midst of swirling trade rumors and hypotheticals surrounding the franchises two former MVPs, James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
44 min
Will Weaver becomes newest Rockets assistant co...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares the news of Will Weaver becoming the Rockets newest assistant coach before being joined by Coach Chris Geek'd (@coachchris_sports) to focus on the some of the reasons why Westbrook possibly wants out of Houston, his relationship and on-court fit with Harden, the possibility of a trade NOT coming to fruition and more.
44 min
Russell Westbrook wants OUT of Houston
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Nekias Duncan (@NekiasNBA) as they react to and discuss the news that Russell Westbrook wants OUT of Houston and what has led the organization to this point.
48 min