Rob Pelinka said that this summer's free agents will be intrigued by playing alongside LeBron James and the young core of the Los Angeles Lakers.

"We have a great young core, maybe one of the best in the league. We have a superstar on our team, and an open slot. So I think people can look at this as an opportunity to win a championship possibly next year," said Pelinka during Frank Vogel's introductory press conference.

Refuting Magic Johnson's accusations that he undermined him, Pelinka instead focused on the future of the organization.

"And we know as a staff and feel very strongly that if people judge and evaluate us for who we are as an organization and the vision and path we have going forward, we feel there will be a very, very strong appeal for the great players to come here."