Jānis Porziņģis

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Jānis Porziņģis
Personal information
Born (1982-07-13) 13 July 1982 (age 36)
Liepāja, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Latvian
Listed height 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2000–2013
Position Small forward
Career history
2000–2001 Ventspils
2001–2002 Liepājas Lauvas
2002–2003 Gulbenes Buki
2003–2004 Neptūnas Klaipėda
2004 Kapfenberg Bulls
2004–2005 Norrköping Dolphins
2005 Scarlet Vilvoorde
2005–2006 Soproni Sordogok
2006–2007 Basket Livorno
2007–2008 Pistoia Basket 2000
2008 New Basket Brindisi
2008–2009 Liepājas Lauvas
2009–2010 Roseto Sharks
2010–2011 Pistoia Basket 2000
2011–2012 Liepājas Lauvas
2012 Valmiera
2012 Guerino Vanoli Basket
2012 Valmiera
2012–2013 Palencia Baloncesto
2013 Šibenik

Jānis Porziņģis (born 13 July 1982) is a Latvian former professional basketball player. At a height of 2.02 m (6 ft 7 12 in), he played at the small forward position.

Professional playing career[edit]

Porziņģis played for fifteen different teams, in multiple European national domestic leagues over a fourteen-year career. He officially retired from playing professional basketball in 2015, after last having played in 2013.

Latvian national team[edit]

Porziņģis also made a few appearances with the Latvian national team.

Post playing career[edit]

After he retired from playing professional basketball, Porziņģis became an agent for his younger brother, Kristaps Porziņģis, who is also a professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1]


  1. ^ Powell, Michael (27 June 2015). "Remember, Knicks Fans, Basketball Is a Global Sport". New York Times. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 

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