Now is it me or didn't Doc run A TON of plays for him.
Doc ran a bunch of plays for Ray, but he also largely took the ball out of his hands. Doc has a very structured offense with everyone having very defined roles.
Yeah whatever he still played more minutes than Pierce or KG and plays a ton less for the Heat.
But Doc's culture in Boston with the Big 3 has always elevated them above the rest of the team. Everything is oriented around them and the other players are just supposed to fill in. Whenever Doc talks about "spacing", he means giving KG or Paul room to operate. Boston's offense is not open to anybody getting a shot. It's about getting certain players shots. When Doc went with Avery over Ray, Ray understandably felt like he was being demoted from "Big 3" to "one of the other guys".
Why isn't Big Baby here? Because Doc wouldn't tell KG to play center.
Why isn't Tony Allen here? Because he got tired of being the guy who was good enough to play the last 15 seconds of the 4th quarter on defense, but not good enough to play over Ray any other time.
Why was Nate Robinson less productive in Boston than anywhere else in his career, including Chicago now? Because Doc will not let someone like Nate come in off the bench with the green light to shoot.
All of your analogies are a bogus stretch comparing them to Ray.
Doc played Ray more minutes than almost everyone on the team and it wasn't to have him sit in the corner. If that was the case than we should just plug that hole with James Jones or Peja or Kapano.
Rays role was vastly more complex than with Miami where he plays the same role Miller, Jones, and Battier play on offense, stand in the corner.