2016 NBA Draft: Memphis Grizzlies Select at #57 Overall

The Grizzlies finish up their night with their final pick of the draft. The Memphis Grizzlies have had quite the 2016 NBA Draft, and they finished it out at #57 overall with the selection of Wang Zhelin of Fuijan. He was 7'0", 250 pounds in 2012 according to DraftExpress and was not even on Chip Williams' big board for us at GBB. Memphis will draft Wang Zhelin of Fujian with the...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
June 24, 2016

Timma Finishes EuroBasket Strong, but Latvia Places in 8th

FIBA/Ciamillo-Castoria/Ceretti I want to see Janis Timma in an Orlando Magic jersey in a year or two. Whenever you can get him out of his new 2-year contract with Zenit St. Petersburg. From what I saw from the now 23-year-old at the Orlando Summer League with the Grizzlies last year, to what I witnessed this summer, Janis has definitely improved himself. Much of it physically...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Janis Timma, Latvia Beat Slovenia and Progress to Quarterfinals

Latvia Basketball Federation You have to wonder how focused the Orlando Magic front office are on Janis Timma and Latvia, because that nation is making massive basketball strides right before our eyes. The dream run continues for them as they knocked off Slovenia 73-66 on Saturday to reach the quarterfinals. Janis Timma played the role of offensive decoy, so don’t let the 4 points...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Timma Earns First Start as Latvia Knock Off the Czech Republic

Janis Timma, property of your Orlando Magic, earned his first ever EuroBasket start on Monday for Latvia. After tasting defeat against Lithuania on Sunday, Latvia knocked off a solid Czech Republic team, defeating them 72-65 in Riga. In 22 minutes, Timma notched 7 points on 3-for-6 shooting (1-of-4 on 3-pointers), 8 rebounds, and 1 assist. Plenty of valuable contributions from Janis...
Via Magic Basketball Online
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Janis Timma Makes Successful EuroBasket Debut in Latvia Win

The start of every EuroBasket always brings such great anticipation. Again, Janis Timma won’t be playing for the Orlando Magic this upcoming season, but that doesn’t mean that won’t change in the future. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye on the 23-year-old as the Magic hold his NBA rights. Timma’s first major tournament game for the Latvian senior national team was...
Via Magic Basketball Online
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: Magic trade Ridnour for Grizzlies' Timma rights

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with the deal says The Orlando Magic have agreed to send reserve point guard Luke Ridnour to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for the rights to forward Janis Timma. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not officially been announced. The trade was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The 34-year...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Janis Timma Pursues Major Euroleague Deal With Grizzlies Uninterested For 15-16

Janis Timma -- the Memphis Grizzlies’ second round pick in the 2013 draft -- has begun to pursue a deal in the Euroleague with his NBA franchise uninterested in a deal for next season, sources told RealGM. The Grizzlies have plans to fill their 2015-16 roster without Timma, leaving the 6-foot-7 Latvian forward focusing on signing with a powerhouse team in Europe. Both sides recently...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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