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Lakers' latest signing says he is "disappointed" to be with team

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The Los Angeles Lakers look to have finally gotten their offseason recruitment drive off the ground in the past couple of days.

Although they have missed out on the top free agency talent the likes of Roy Hibbert (trade), Brandon Bass and Lou Williams are all joining the famous franchise for the 2015-16 NBA season.

Disappointed

But, whilst the Lakers may have the trio on their roster moving forward it doesn't mean all three are particularly happy about ending up in Los Angeles. Indeed, speaking yesterday, Lou Williams described his mood as "disappointed."

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"(I was) kind of a little disappointed I wasn't allowed to stay in Toronto," Williams told a radio show on Monday. "But things happen, you move forward."

Hardly the enthusiastic attitude you would hope for of a player arriving at your franchise. Having said that, given that the radio show Williams was speaking to was Canadian, perhaps he was simply being polite knowing Raptors fans would be listening.

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Despite a successful season with the Toronto Raptors that culminated in Williams winning the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award the guard is now set to leave the Canadian franchise after just one season.

The fact that the Raptors passed up the player's suggestion to match the Lakers' three-year, $21 million deal won't have sat well either we imagine.

Making good

Regardless, with the Lakers coming off the back of their worst season in franchise history and having lost out on their top targets such as LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe, you could forgive some of the players for being a little hesitant about what lies ahead.

Williams though, once he becomes accustomed to the fact that he is playing Lakers basketball from here on in, will be hoping to inject some life into the Los Angeles Lakers bench when he settles into the roster. 

If he can repeat career high numbers of 15.5 ppg for Byron Scott and co next year then the move will have proven productive for the Lakers. If, however, the franchise cannot improve and leapfrog Lou Williams' old team the Toronto Raptors (who finished in fourth spot in the East last season) then the player might not look back quite as fondly on the free agency move.

Lakers fans: How long will it take for the franchise to reach the top of the NBA again? Have your say in the comments section below...

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