I took in a lot of what Rake said in his post when I went to go shoot around today. God ****ing damn. I was hitting at least 80% of my shots. Maybe I was just really hot or something but I know I had to be doing something right. The wrist snapping, the jump straight up, the elbows, etc. I've been practicing my shooting nonstop for about a year now and nothing seemed to be working, but now i'm glad I finally figured out what works best for me. Confidence = BOOSTED.
For the whole elbow thing, it's just like how Kobe and Paul Pierce shoot their fadeaways. That's how I think of it. like so:
I know, easier said than done. But if you think about it it's not too hard to do