Chris Frodo, an American journalist who reports about the Cavaliers, got information from people familiar with the situation. The Irvine pursued to be the team leader himself, so it was impossible for him to come back to LeBron as his assistant again.
Its more about Irving himself wanting something different. Its about pursuing a bigger stage, a chance to challenge his greatness, a chance to lead his own team, just as he does now in Celtic, insiders said.
At the end of the season, if Irwin opts out of the contract, he will be a free agent this summer. At present, his future is not clear, Celtics are willing to renew his contract, Irving in public will focus on renewing his contract, but the reality still has to wait until the summer to know.
Obviously, now the Lakers need more stars to join, and LeBron needs at least one superstar assistant to further achieve his goal of winning the Lakerschampionship. The Lakers are also bound to compete for stars in the free-agent market this summer, with Leonard, Durant and Thompson all their targets. As for Irwin, there are not many rumors about him and the Lakers at the moment.