Lou Williams says he was disappointed that the Raptors didn’t want him back

lou-williams-nba-milwaukee-bucks-toronto-raptors2-850x560A few days ago, the Los Angeles Lakers announced that they signed guard Lou Williams to a three-year, $21 million contract. Williams, who is the reigning sixth man of the year is expected to provide the Lakers with a lot of offense coming off the bench. While Williams is excited about his new opportunity, he still doesn’t understand why the Toronto Raptors didn’t offer him a contract. Williams said that he even got the Raptors a chance to match the Lakers’ offer but general manager Masai Ujiri told him to take the offer. Williams says that says he was disappointed that the Raptors didn’t want him back.

 

Speaking on Tim and Sid on Sportsnet on Monday, Williams admitted he was “kind of a little disappointed I wasn’t allowed to stay in Toronto, but things happen, you move forward.”

Williams said he even offered the Raptors a chance to match the Lakers deal, but Masai Ujiri and Co. told him to take the offer.

“I think the playoffs just left a sour taste in everybody’s mouths,” Williams said, before adding, “we were all disappointed with how the playoffs ended. When things like that happen, you don’t know what to expect. I really wanted to be a part of what they were building there.”

 

 

It looks like the Raptors are going in a different direction and want to be more defensive oriented. But Williams should do great for the Lakers, because they need all the help they can get.

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