Jānis Timma

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Jānis Timma
Janis Timma 2011.jpg
No. 6 – VEF Rīga
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League LBL
Eurocup Basketball
VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1992-07-02) 2 July 1992 (age 22)
Krāslava, Latvia
Nationality Latvian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2011 DSN Rīga
2011–2012 Liepājas Lauvas
2012–2014 Ventspils
2014–present VEF Rīga
Career highlights and awards

Jānis Timma (born 2 July 1992) is a Latvian professional basketball player who currently plays for the VEF Rīga of the Latvian Basketball League.

Professional career[edit]

Timma started playing basketball in his hometown Krāslava, but moved to Rīga at age 15. At first he joined ASK Rīga's system and made few appearances for its senior team during the end of 2008-09 season. Following year ASK Riga was dissolved and he played for DSN Rīga, a team that consisted of young Latvian talents. Timma helped DSN Rīga to win 2nd division of Latvian Basketball League in 2009-10 season. He also spent majority of next season playing for DSN Rīga.

Timma joined BK Liepājas Lauvas for the 2011-12 season. On August 1, 2012, he signed multi-year contract with BK Ventspils. [1] In April 2013, he led Ventspils to Baltic Basketball League championship and won the MVP award.[2]

In 2013, Timma declared for the 2013 NBA Draft.[3] He was selected with the last pick (60th overall) by the Memphis Grizzlies.[4]

On July 28, 2014, he signed with VEF Rīga. [5] On May 5, 2015, he was named the VTB United League Young Player of the Year.[6]

International career[edit]

Timma won a bronze medal at the U18 European Championship 2010.


  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game  FG%  Field goal percentage
 3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high     Led the league


2011–12 Latvia Liepājas Lauvas LBL 31 27.4 .443 .351 .821 5.9 1.8 1.6 0.2 13.8
2012–13 Latvia Ventspils LBL 25 24.7 .538 .423 .800 5.4 2.8 1.1 0.1 12.5
2013–14 Latvia Ventspils LBL 31 27.2 .471 .362 .790 6.3 3.5 1.5 0.3 12.7


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