Timma with ASK Riga in 2011
|No. 6 – Baskonia|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
2 July 1992 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall|
|Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies|
|2015–2017||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
In his second season with Ventspils, Timma won his first Latvian championship and was named MVP of the playoffs.
Timma was named MVP of the 2015 Latvian Basketball League All-Star Game after he scored 41 points and set new scoring record. On May 5, 2015, he was named the VTB United League Young Player of the Year. 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.
- "Jānis Timma pievienojas BK". Tvnet.lv (in Latvian). August 1, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2013.
- Janis Timma named VTB League Young Player of the Year
- "Янис Тимма присоединился к "Зениту"". basket.fc-zenit.ru (in Russian). 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
- "Janis Timma, primer fichaje del Baskonia 2017-17" (in Spanish). baskonia.com. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
- "Janis Timma will enter the NBA Draft". Sportando.net. April 18, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
- "Grizzlies select Jamaal Franklin and Janis Timma in 2013 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 28, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- "Magic Acquire Draft Rights to Jānis Timma; Trade Luke Ridnour". NBA.com. June 24, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.