The debate over who should start at point guard for the Blazers is taking place in a lot of places, including at HoopsWorld, where Wendell Maxey, Jr. reminds us that the Blazers have long been saying that starting spots would be earned.
Even before Nate was the head coach, the words out of John Nash's mouth regarding starters was, "They have to earn it." No job is won based on entitlement. Nate was quick to echo these thoughts. He knows what type of players solidify the identity of this Blazers team and like the message "We are here to win right now", Blake has done exactly that. He is winning right now.