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The Locked On Rockets Podcast, hosted by Houston native Jackson Gatlin, is the BEST and ONLY daily (Mon-Fri) Houston Rockets basketball podcast. Every day Jackson discusses the latest on John Wall, Christian Wood, Kevin Porter Jr., Jae'Sean Tate, K.J. Martin, the Draft, Free Agency and the rest of the NBA. Previous guests include former Rockets Matt Bullard and Vernon Maxwell, legendary broadcaster Bill Worrell, Armoni Brooks, Jae'Sean Tate and more.


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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
2
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
3
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
12
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
13
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
18
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
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Houston Rockets NBA Draft 2021 LIVE reaction | ...
38 min
25
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
27
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
35
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
38
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
39
Houston Rockets Film Room Draft Prep on Cade Cu...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Rockets reporter Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for their weekly film room session, sharing preliminary thoughts and numbers on each of the top prospects (Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley, Jalen Green and Jalen Suggs) ahead of the NBA Draft and the film breakdown plan for each player moving forward.
42 min
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Houston Rockets draft prospects, Mobley-Green d...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the founder of Clutchfans.net Dave Hardisty (@clutchfans) to discuss optimal targets for the Rockets in this year's draft, the Evan Mobley-Jalen Green discourse, best player available vs. fit when drafting, is the smoke coming out of Detroit serious and more.
33 min
41
NBA Draft Combine results, Houston Rockets late...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by host of the Locked On NBA Draft Podcast, Richard Stayman (@MavsDraft) to discuss the Mobley-Green debate, how much stock to actually place in the NBA Draft Combine and highlight a couple more potential prospects for the Rockets, Cameron Thomas and JT Thor.
32 min
42
Should the Houston Rockets draft Evan Mobley or...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets Twitter phenom DGC (@Itamar_17_10) and prominent r/Rockets Reddit user ProdiG (@ProdiGOnTwitt3r) for a Greenroom discussion debating which direction the Rockets should go with the No. 2 overall pick, Evan Mobley or Jalen Green.
124 min
43
Draft Lottery reactions, Houston Rockets timeli...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Podfather himself, Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to discuss initial reactions to the Houston Rockets coming away No. 2 overall in the draft lottery, what this means for the timeline moving forward, thoughts on which prospect makes the most sense at this point, understanding General Manager Rafael Stone's approach and more.
35 min
44
Still Pickin' | The Houston Rockets keep pick a...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) reacts to the INCREDIBLE outcome of the NBA Draft Lottery, in which the Houston Rockets not only RETAIN their top-4 pick, but will be selecting No. 2 overall in the 2021 NBA Draft. What this means for the Rockets moving forward, how we should view the James Harden trade, all the possibilities at hand and more.
32 min
45
NBA Draft Lottery is finally here. Will the Hou...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) shares final thoughts heading into the NBA Draft Lottery, the domino that needs to fall before Rockets fans understand what the true timeline for this rebuild will look like.
33 min
46
Discussing NBA Draft Prospects Sharife Cooper, ...
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 discuss NBA Draft prospects Sharife Cooper out of Auburn, as well as Kai Jones and Greg Brown out of Texas.
37 min
47
Jae'Sean Tate makes All-Rookie First Team, refl...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) talks about Jae'Sean Tate's selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, reflects on the James Harden trade and how Ben Simmons is NOT a Houston Rocket, lastly Jackson shares some pieces of Rafael Stone's exclusive interview with The Athletic's Kelly Iko.
37 min
48
Kevin Porter Jr. Season Review + Reacting To Ne...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets beat reporter for The Athletic Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for their weekly film session to discuss Kevin Porter Jr.'s 2020-2021 Rockets season + react to Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks Game 5.
34 min
49
Possible Houston Rockets Late First Round NBA D...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Locked On in-house credentialed draft expert Richard Stayman (@MavsDraft) to discuss some of the possible targets for the Houston Rockets at the tail end of the first round using picks number 23 and 24.
33 min
50
Rockets legend Vernon Maxwell joins the show
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets legend Vernon "Mad Max" Maxwell (@VernonMaxwell11) to discuss his aspirations of rejoining the franchise in some capacity, the bad blood between him and the Utah Jazz, why the Rockets championships don't have asterisks, the modern day NBA game and more.
29 min
51
Locked On Rockets Film Room: Jae'Sean Tate seas...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for their weekly Locked On Rockets Film Room session to go over Jae'Sean Tate's 2020-2021 NBA season. Strengths, weaknesses, areas of improvement, best/worst games and more.
32 min
52
International draft prospects Alperen Sengun, U...
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 discuss the three highest-profile international prospects in this year's NBA Draft: Alperen Sangun, Usman Garuba and Josh Giddey.
45 min
53
Cheering for ex-Rockets, when to "reload" and m...
Host Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by host of the Gen Z Rockets podcast Neema Djavadzadeh (@findingneema23) to discuss cheering for ex-Rockets in this year's playoffs, when the right time for this team to "reload" is, the latest #RocketsTwitter discourse and more.
45 min
54
Matt Bullard talks future calling Houston Rocke...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets' Matt Bullard (@bull50) as he shares the unexpected news that he will NOT be returning as the Rockets color analyst for ATT SportsNet next season. After the bombshell news, Jackson and Matt discuss Bill Worrell's career, takeaways from Stephen Silas and the Rockets young core, who Matt would take No. 2 overall in this year's draft and more.
40 min
55
Locked On Rockets Film Room: Christian Wood sea...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) by way of the Locker Room app for their weekly Locked On Rockets Film Room session to break down Christian Wood's season. Expectations coming in, his growth, areas of needed improvement and more.
40 min
56
NBA Draft board spots 6-10, trade value of draf...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by one of the hosts of Locked On NBA Draft, one half of the Draft Dummies duo Sam Ferris (@DraftDummies) to discuss this week's Locked On Mini Mock Draft, his big board for spots 6-10, how to value picks in draft-day trades and more.
34 min
57
Monday Mock Draft + Mailbag
Jackson (@JTGatlin) shares the start of the weekly Locked On Mock Draft across the first two segments, followed by some of his thoughts and a listener mailbag in segment three.
49 min
58
Rockets broadcasting legend Bill Worrell joins ...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Rockets legendary broadcaster Bill Worrell to discuss his career beginnings, partners in the booth over the years, the origins of the Dream Shake, Rudy Tomjanovich stories and more.
57 min
59
Rockets guard Armoni Brooks joins the show
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by a very special guest, Houston Rockets guard Armoni Brooks, to discuss his journey to the NBA, time spent at the University of Houston and in the G League, finding out he got a contract with the Rockets, areas of his game he's working on and more.
38 min
60
Kuminga vs. Green, trade hypotheticals and more...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by the newly crowned "GM of Rockets Twitter" Karthik Prasad (@stanfordkp) to discuss his personal Rockets Big Board, Jonathan Kuminga vs. Jalen Green, Evan Mobley's ability to immediately impact winning or not, John Wall and Eric Gordon trade hypotheticals and more.
28 min
61
Sterling Brown's future, Evan Mobley on the big...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks Sterling Brown's future with the Rockets in light of current roster commitments, Evan Mobley's place on the Rockets big board, Danuel House Jr. ratio'ing Jackson on Twitter and more.
30 min
62
NBA Draft Prospect Preview: Jalen Green
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Locked On in-house credentialed draft expert Richard Stayman (@MavsDraft) to break down exciting NBA prospect Jalen Green. Strengths, weaknesses, projected draft range, potential fit with the Rockets and more.
29 min
63
Rockets 2020-2021 post mortem with Ben DuBose
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Podfather himself, Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) to reflect on the 2020-2021 Rockets season, sharing their broad takeaways from the season, thoughts on Rafael Stone's tenure thus far as general manager, favorite games, individual moments and more.
53 min
64
Locked On Rockets Film Room with Alykhan Bijani
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for their weekly Locked On Rockets Film Room session, but this week they forego the film study to focus on Stephen Silas and Rafael Stone's end-of-season press conference, while also reflecting on the season.
32 min
65
The Rockets season from hell comes to an end
Jackson (@JTGatlin) breathes a sigh of relief as the Rockets 2020-2021 season from hell finally concludes. Hear Stephen Silas' full postgame presser as well as thoughts from Jackson and potentially some silver linings as the Rockets prepare for the NBA Draft Lottery.
37 min
66
Rockets win as Bill Worrell calls the final gam...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets 122-115 win over the LA Clippers, a night that was dedicated to the legendary broadcast career of Bill Worrell, calling his final game as THE voice of the Houston Rockets. Hear from Rudy Tomjanovich, Hakeem Olajuwon, Calvin Murphy and more as they share what Worrell has meant to them over the years.
29 min
67
Khyri Thomas signing, which Rockets should come...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by longtime Rockets fan Andrew Soukup (@asoukuptx) to discuss the Khyri Thomas reported signing, which of the current group of Rockets should make it back next season, handling the John Wall situation, sharing favorite moments from Bill Worrell's broadcast career and more.
47 min
68
Heartbreak Houston as Rockets come up just shor...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) recaps the Rockets-Lakers game in which this severely undermanned Rockets team almost banished the Lakers to the NBA play-in tournament. The run at the end to almost steal the game, KJ Martin's impressive play continues, Khyri Thomas dishes out 11 dimes, Armoni Brooks career-high 24 points, Jae'Sean Tate locking up THT and more.
29 min
69
Locked On Rockets Film Room with Alykhan Bijani
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for their weekly Locked On Rockets Film Room session to discuss KJ Martin's rapid growth and development, why screening angles are so important to Stephen Silas' offense, and where Christian Wood ranks amongst the other top centers in the NBA.
34 min
70
KJ Martin, Khyri Thomas and Armoni Brooks conti...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the continued development of the Rockets youth after a series of standout performances by KJ Martin, good first impressions from Khyri Thomas and Armoni Brooks setting three-point shooting records.
34 min
71
NBA Draft Prospect Preview: Jonathan Kuminga
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Locked On in-house draft expert Richard Stayman (@MavsDraft) to break down Jonathan Kuminga's strengths, weaknesses, projected draft range, floor/ceiling, potential fit with the Rockets and more.
37 min
72
Locked On Rockets Film Room with Alykhan Bijani
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by The Athl;etic's Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for their weekly Locked On Rockets Film Room show, discussing Kevin Porter Jr.'s 50-piece and what that game means moving forward, understanding ATO (After Timeout) plays and their thoughts on the NBA Coach of the Year award.
25 min
73
NBA Draft Prospect Preview: Evan Mobley
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined again by one of Locked On's in-house draft experts Richard Stayman (@MavsDraft) to discuss Evan Mobley's projected draft range, what makes him special, strengths, weaknesses, floor/ceiling, NBA comps and more.
32 min
74
Rockets blown out back-to-back, takeaways for C...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets weekend slate of games, a pair of blowouts against the Golden State Warriors then the red hot New York Knicks, focusing on one specific area of improvement each for Kevin Porter Jr. and Christian Wood.
36 min
75
Kevin Porter Jr. drops FIFTY in Rockets 143-136...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks Kevin Porter Jr.'s historic night, becoming the youngest player to drop 50 points in an NBA game as the Rockets topple the Milwaukee Bucks 143-136. KPJ also dished out 11 assists to go with his absurd scoring performance, Christian Wood with an impressive 31/9/4, DJ Wilson adding 15/12 off the bench, the Rockets running a "triple-tower" lineup for stretches consisting of Wood-Olynyk-Wilson, KJ Martin continues his conquest to block all the bigs in the NBA and more.
39 min
76
Locked On Rockets Film Room with Alykhan Bijani
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) for their weekly Locked On Rockets Film Room session, talking Christian Wood's growth as a player, does the ball move better without John Wall in the lineup, the curious case of Danuel House Jr. and more.
33 min
77
Turnovers, execution late costs Rockets game ag...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets 114-107 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, highlighting Christian Wood's 24/18 night, Jae'Sean Tate's continued point-forward play and defensive play of the game, Kevin Porter Jr.'s struggles after a week off due to health and safety protocols, Kelly Olynyk's consistent contributions since joining the team and more.
33 min
78
NBA Draft Prospect Preview: Jalen Suggs
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Locked On in-house draft expert and one of the hosts of Locked On NBA Draft, Richard Stayman (@MavsDraft), to discuss Jalen Suggs' projected draft range, NBA comps, floor/ceiling, strengths, weaknesses and potential fit with the Houston Rockets.
32 min
79
Rockets limping to the finish line, Tad Brown p...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets games against the Clippers and Nuggets, focusing on Jae'Sean Tate's play as the primary ball handler and flashes from DJ Wilson in the Nuggets game, before discussing the Rockets pick situation moving forward as well as the news that Rockets CEO Tad Brown will be stepping away at the end of the season.
36 min
80
NBA Draft Prospect Preview: Cade Cunningham
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by one of Locked On's in-house draft experts Richard Stayman (@MavsDraft) to break down Cade Cunningham's strengths, weaknesses and potential fit with the Houston Rockets.
31 min
81
The Booby Trap, Wall-Wood relationship and cele...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by the Podfather himself, Rockets Wire Editor Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) for the 1000th episode of Locked On Rockets. The two discuss the Rockets' "Booby Trap" situation as well as John Wall and Christian Wood's relationship before getting a bit nostalgic in segment three, taking a look back at the journey through Locked On Rockets.
58 min
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Locked On Rockets Film Room with Alykhan Bijani
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) LIVE by way of the Locker Room app for their weekly Locked On Rockets Film Room show, discussing defensive principles like shell formation and "building a defense outward", Armoni Brooks' impact as a shooter and the types of plays Stephen Silas is able to draw up for him, Kevin Porter Jr.'s numbers on high usage versus low usage and more.
31 min
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Rockets go 1-1 in Florida with Orlando Magic wi...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks the Rockets back-to-back games in Florida, first the win against the Orlando Magic, followed by the loss against the Miami Heat, focusing on things like Jae'Sean Tate's impact and presence off-ball on both offense AND defense, Kevin Porter Jr.'s pair of solid performances after struggling against the Denver Nuggets, Christian Wood commanding touches and being more active defensively, Tank Commander John Wall in full effect and more.
39 min
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Fan Talk Friday with Neema, Del and Chris
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined for another Fan Talk Friday episode by Neema, Del and Chris to discuss the two big Rockets lineups featuring Christian Wood and Kelly Olynyk, a Wood trade hypothetical, other lineup issues, Stephen Silas, their favorite Rocket this season and more.
43 min
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Rockets fight back from down 22, but ultimately...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets 132-124 loss to the Indiana Pacers, in which head coach Stephen Silas cites "effort" again as the main reason the Rockets fell behind by 22 points. Trying to make sense of these slows starts for a team that is definitely more talented than the record reflects, as well as highlighting some of the standout play by Jae'Sean Tate on both ends of the basketball court.
34 min
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Locked On Rockets Film Room with Alykhan Bijani
Jackson (@JTGatlin) is joined by Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) by way of the Locker Room app for their weekly Locked On Rockets Film Room session, in which the two discuss the Christian Wood and Kelly Olynyk lineups, the team's current defensive woes and the main areas of improvement for each of the Rockets young core moving forward.
43 min
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Second half surge not enough as Rockets fall to...
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets 126-120 loss to the Phoenix Suns, in which the team found itself down by as many as 24 points before igniting a second half comeback led by the young guys on the roster, including University of Houston basketball product Armoni Brooks, recently signed to a two-way deal. Career-high 14 assists for Kevin Porter Jr., Christian Wood with a strong 25 and 15, postgame audio from head coach Stephen Silas, the players and more.
33 min
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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
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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
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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
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Locked On Rockets Film Room with Alykhan Bijani
47 min
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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
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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
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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
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Locked On Rockets Film Room with Alykhan Bijani
38 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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