The Philadelphia 76ers did not offer Jimmy Butler a five-year maximum contract offer on June 30th, according to multiple sources.
The 76ers possibly pivoted in another direction when they learned of Al Horford's interest.
There was perhaps concern about tension between Butler and other players on the team as well as the coaching staff. Like other teams, the 76ers likely wondered how Butler would age.
Butler ultimately orchestrated a sign-and-trade to the Miami Heat.