Podcast: Key takeaways from Rockets landing the No. 2 draft pick

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Thursday’s episode of the Locked on Rockets podcast with host Jackson Gatlin and analyst Ben DuBose explores the numerous ripple effects in Houston from Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery.

With the Rockets landing the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 draft, top options could include rookie prospects like center Evan Mobley, as well as guards Jalen Suggs and Jalen Green. But even presumed No. 1 frontrunner Cade Cunningham can’t be ruled out, since it appears that Detroit will cast a wide net in its evaluations for the top pick, as well.

Thursday’s podcast features reaction to the fortuitous lottery draw and an early look at top rookies; analysis of whether trades involving the No. 2 pick should be considered, and what they might look like; key takeaways from the post-lottery press conference held by general manager Rafael Stone; and what Tuesday’s result means for the timeline and eventual success of Houston’s long-term rebuilding plan.

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


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