A rookie contract is 2 plus option. If BI, Kuzma and Lonzo become as good as assumed, in 3 years time Lakers will just barely afford to keep all 3 much less add a superstar. Now is the only time the Lakers can afford 2 superstars with 1 (or both) gone in 3 years to make room.

Get Lebron now. Let him retire in 3 years just in time for the youngins to blossom (and get paid).