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For the last three years, Kevin Durant was the Warriors' starting small forward.

Next Thursday when the Warriors open the 2019-20 season against the Clippers, Glenn Robinson III will assume that role.

No offense to Robinson III, but that's quite a change.

Coach Steve Kerr announced prior to the Warriors' preseason finale Friday that Robinson III had won the job.

Robinson III will join Steph Curry, D'Angelo Russell and Draymond Green in the starting lineup. The starting center position is still up in the air with Kevon Looney and Willie Cauley-Stein nursing injuries, though Kerr left the door open for Looney to play on opening night.

In three preseason games, Robinson III is averaging 7.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

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After bouncing around from four teams in his five NBA seasons, it appears Robinson III has found a home with the Warriors. Now that he's won a starting job with the defending Western Conference champions, it's up to him seize the opportunity.