Jimmy Butler turned down max deal before Heat trade

Jimmy Butler turned down max deal before Heat trade 1

The 76ers made a last-ditch effort to maintain Jimmy Butler on the roster, however he did not chunk the bullet.

Based on Internet Sports activities, which cited a supply near the state of affairs, the Sixers provided Butler a five-year max contract value $190 million earlier than he turned it right down to as a substitute take a four-year deal value $141 million from the Warmth.

The report famous Butler merely “wanted to move on” from Philadelphia, suggesting that “perhaps the Sixers put the offer on the table with the understanding that Butler wouldn’t take it.”

Philadelphia agreed to ship Butler to Miami in a sign-and-trade on Sunday, and obtained Josh Richardson in return.

It was additionally reported that the Sixers re-signed Tobias Harris to a five-year deal value $180 million and added Al Horford on a four-year deal value as much as $109 million.

Butler, 29, started the season with the Timberwolves earlier than he was dealt to the Sixers in mid-November. He averaged 18.2 factors and 5.Three rebounds whereas capturing 33.eight p.c from 3-point vary in 55 regular-season video games with Philadelphia.

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