Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 at 5:06 pm  |  25 responses

SKILLZ: Post Moves

Jeff Ruland & Cory Underwood develop our inside game.

For the latest loop from the SLAM ONLINE video series “SKILLZ,” we linked up with former NBA All-Star and current D-League Head Coach Jeff Ruland for pointers on our post game. Having been a beast in the lane and on the glass in high school, college and the NBA before coaching Iona College to three NCCA tourney births, Ruland can tell you a thing or two about building a strong inside game. With help from big-man Cory Underwood, who played for Ruland as a member of the Albuquerque T-Birds last season, Ruland breaks down the keys to dominating the paint.

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  • Keith

    Where was the Dream shake?!

  • youngmuggsy

    Just do what McHale and Ewing did, travel.

  • http://firemitchkupchak.com Jackie Moon

    Thanks, Jeff Ruland!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Caputo, I love you, but Jeff Ruland? JEFF FUC*ING RULAND!!!!!!!!! For real? Seriously? Post work? This is an elaborate scheme of some sort. Probably my insensitivity stems from the fact that I hated this motherfu*ker with a passion when he played. Jeff Ruland. Damn.

  • Stu .

    Which move did you think was a travel? All looked legit to me. I got all my great post move from watching Alaa Abdelnaby play for the Blazers back in the day (only 1/2 joking :) )

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    That was fantastic. Great stuff Caputo.

  • P.Slight

    Jeff Ruland was unstoppable in the post as a player…with that being said Cory traveled on 3 of those moves so kids if u are trying this at home use your pivot foot not pivot feet

  • SCHW

    You have got to be kidding me,… How can U be a head coach of anything by learning your player how to travel….c´mon

  • Captain America

    Thanks, Caputo. Pay no attention to Eboy. He’s just jealous that Shaq didn’t free on him.

  • http://slamonline.com Matt Caputo

    He averaged 20 in college with five guys on him. Cory, is a tough player, streetball legend for sure and a good friend for ten years. He traveled though, it’s a tough move.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Jeff Ruland runs New Rochelle.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    (or at least North Avenue)

  • WhaHuh

    Thanks for these, i started training with a new bigger/better team and it should be useful. The only bad thing is no one wants to pass into to post to a new guy. BTW How many of these have been done- I saw the shooting one are there any others Ive missed?

  • KA

    i dont play the post and even i can see the travelling on those moves. you cant catch, spin, then fake, then take the extra step like that. come on!

  • C Wood

    its called an “nba step” fellas….check manu, d. wade and pat ewing….you get away with it on that level….something a internet junkie / weekend warrior will never know ANYTHING about…shout out to matt and coach ruland…oh yea, he’s rich too guys, LOL

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    So what are you doing posting a comment here, Mr. C Wood?

  • AYO!!

    there was definetly a travel on the up n under

  • MyDamm Self

    Peace Its the Man MyDamm, LUV the Sounds
    Beat Peddlers Keep It Bangin’



    Du bon sons un reportage enrichissant.
    Bon joueur! excellent coach

  • David

    No traveling here… It’s an instructional video for a reason. He may have left his left foot too early on the up and under but other than that it’s legit.

  • Waigwa

    That looked like a travel; he should have jumped towards the basket with two feet to avoid the travel…

  • http://slamonline.com RolleZed

    i agree with Waigwa.

  • http://basketball.thebasic.xf-s.com/ pande

    maybe because it’s just a practice,

  • Mihai Puscas

    he’s teaching him to travel? he created a move where is 100% that you travel…and than tell’s us to practice that? Lol

  • NBA you’re allowed an extra half step… highschool and college, you really only get 1 1/2.