Jānis Timma

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Jānis Timma
Janis Timma 2011.jpg
Timma with ASK Riga in 2011
No. 6 – Baskonia
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1992-07-02) 2 July 1992 (age 24)
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
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 ASK Riga
2009–2011 ASK/Juniors
2011–2012 Liepājas Lauvas
2012–2014 Ventspils
2014–2015 VEF Rīga
2015–2017 Zenit Saint Petersburg
2017–present Baskonia
Career highlights and awards

Jānis Timma (born 2 July 1992) is a Latvian professional basketball player who plays for Baskonia of the Liga ACB.

Professional career[edit]

Timma grew up playing basketball in his hometown Krāslava, but later 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. That can be considered his rookie year on pro level. After a decent season in Liepāja, Timma made the next step in his career. On 1 August 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 his second season with Ventspils, Timma won his first Latvian championship and was named MVP of the playoffs.[3]

On July 28, 2014, he signed with VEF Rīga [4] where he played for the first time in such quality competition as Eurocup and VTB United League.

Timma was named MVP of the 2015 Latvian Basketball League All-Star Game after he scored 41 points and set new scoring record.[5] On May 5, 2015, he was named the VTB United League Young Player of the Year.[6] He finished the season with VEF Rīga winning LBL championship. He made 58 appearances for VEF Riga, averaging 12.6ppg in all tournaments that his team participated in.[7]

On June 30, 2015, he signed a two-tear contract with the Russian team Zenit St. Petersburg.[8]

On June 8, 2017, Timma signed a three-year deal with Baskonia.[9]


In 2013, Timma declared for the 2013 NBA Draft.[10] He was selected with the last pick (60th overall) by the Memphis Grizzlies.[11]

On June 24, 2015, the Memphis Grizzlies traded Timma's draft rights to the Orlando Magic, in exchange for Luke Ridnour.[12]

International career[edit]

Timma won a bronze medal at the U18 European Championship 2010. In 2013, he made his first appearance for Latvian National Team.


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