Lou Williams said he considered retiring after getting traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Atlanta Hawks.
Williams eventually joined the Hawks on Tuesday night.
"It hurts. I had a lot of investment there. We had some success. We were gearing up for another deep run, a championship run. That was my mentality. I thought I would finish the season there," said Williams on Tuesday.
Williams added that he feels like he can help the Hawks make the playoffs.
The team is currently sixth in the Eastern Conference.
"I feel like I can help this team do some things. I don't want to look back and say I retired prematurely, be asking myself what could have been or what I could've done. This is an opportunity to finish out the season with this team and go from there."