After years of striking out in NBA free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers were finally able to make a substantial move by bringing in a legitimate superstar in LeBron James. The three-time NBA champion has agreed to a four-year deal with the team and will be the building block for the franchise for years to come.

On Tuesday, Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka sat down for an interview with Spectrum SportsNet to talk about the signing of LeBron. Johnson said one of the many things that impressed him about James was the fact he knew the team’s roster inside and out from last season, via Spectrum SportsNet’s Mike Bresnahan.

Outside of a blockbuster trade before the 2018-19 NBA season, the Lakers roster is relatively intact from last year in terms of their talented young core. Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart are all still on the roster with each one of these players motivated for a bright future in Los Angeles.

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Johnson believes the addition of James will raise the level of play for all these young players in Los Angeles, via Bresnahan.

Along with the young core being intact except for Julius Randle who signed with the New Orleans Pelicans, the Lakers brass also signed a few veteran players. Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee, and Lance Stephenson inked deals with the team to provide some playoff and championship experience alongside LeBron. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also re-signed with the team for the 2018-19 campaign.

With all the newcomers signed, including with incoming rookies Moritz Wagner and Svi Mykhailiuk, the Lakers know who they’ve got in place for next season. The first peek at this revamped will likely take place on Sept. 30 during the team’s first preseason game against the Denver Nuggets.