The Philadelphia 76ers traded for Jimmy Butler and he led them all the way to a Game 7 against the eventual champion Toronto Raptors, but they were unable to re-sign him in free agency.

It has been unclear which side between Butler and the 76ers was more responsible for the parting of ways.

A source tells Nick Friedell of ESPN that the 76ers had interest in signing Butler to a max contract extension, but they pivoted to re-signing Tobias Harris once negotiations with Butler reached an impasse. 

Butler went to the Miami Heat in a sign-and-trade in which the 76ers acquired Josh Richardson.