Khimki Moscow Region reached an agreement with small forward Janis Timma, who signed a two-year contract with the Russian powerhouse on Thursday. Timma (2.01 meters, 26 years old) finished the 2018-19 season with Khimki, where he was sent on loan by Olympiacos Piraeus. He averaged 16.1 points on outstanding shooting percentages (68.4% 2FG, 52.4% 3FG) and 3.5 rebounds in 13 VTB League games, helping Khimki reach the finals. Timma started the season with Olympiacos, averaging 6.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 14 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games before joining Khimki.
Timma started his career in his native Latvia and made his 7DAYS EuroCup debut with VEF Riga in 2014. After that, he moved to Russia with Zenit St Petersburg, where he played for two years before joining KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, where he made his EuroLeague debut. Timma is also a regular member of the Latvian national team, helping it win a bronze medal at the 2010 U18 European Championships.