Paul Pierce on the Heat and Damian Lillard

Former Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce doesn’t believe the Miami Heat will make it out of the first round of the playoffs in the 2023-24 season if they only add veteran guard Damian Lillard.

“Miami was a play-in team, you forgot that. If you just add Dame, this team won’t make it out the first round, with [Dame, Jimmy, and Bam] with no depth … If you gut that team by getting Dame, they borderline might not make it to the playoffs or out the first round.”