Gomes may start to begin the season but long-term the job is still Al's to lose.
Gomes is like the Pats' Jarvis Green - solid, smart player, but not physically big enough to be be someone you want as the regular starter (at least not at the 4 spot.) I see Gomes being the prime reserve at both the 3 and the 4 spots eventually. I guess that's also why they had him work on his ballhandling skills (more time at the 3.)
But for now, the competition is a problem you like to have.