Podcast: How the Rockets should maximize Jalen Green, Christian Wood

Tuesday’s new episode of the “Locked on Rockets” podcast with host Jackson Gatlin and analyst Ben DuBose breaks down Houston’s admittedly frustrating 1-9 start to the 2021-22 NBA season.

Though the young Rockets played quite competitively over the past week with close road losses to the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, and Denver Nuggets, they did not win any of those games. That frustration may have boiled over in Sunday’s loss at Golden State, where star big man Christian Wood was very unassertive on offense. In postgame comments, head coach Stephen Silas acknowledged the frustration.

As the losses mount, can Silas keep Wood and other key players in the right frame of mind to continue optimizing their development? What can be done to make Jalen Green more efficient, and is it a concern that he’s off to a much slower start than fellow rookie Evan Mobley? Are there reasons to be concerned about Kevin Porter Jr. at point guard? Those are among the many topics explored and debated on the latest podcast.

Tuesday’s “Locked on Rockets” episode can be listened to via Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher and nearly all major podcast distributors. It can also be watched on YouTube (see embed below).


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Christian Wood wants to be more involved on offense for Rockets

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