The Philadelphia 76ers were ready to offer Jimmy Butler a max contract last summer if he agreed to not meet with any other teams, league sources told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.
Butler, who was reportedly "lukewarm" on re-signing with the Sixers, did not agree to the stipulation before signing with the Heat.
Butler rubbed Sixers teammates and Brett Brown the wrong way with his outspoken leadership style during his time in Philadelphia.
Butler once sent Ben Simmons playing instructions before a Nets game on a team group chat, which Simmons took issue with.
Brown is expected to part ways with the Sixers "in the coming days," according to Yahoo! Sports.