Typically, there are five (5) main positions: two guards, two forwards, and a center. By rule, there is nothing that any one of these positions can do that the others cannot. But they all have traditional "roles" which they usually adhere to. They are listed below.
However, note that many basketball coaches tend to simplify their offense by starting five players who are either wings or posts. Posts play around the basket, and usually get the ball when they're already in a position to score. Wings are ball-handlers with a better outside shooting ability, usually, or at least have the skill to take their defender off the dribble and get to the basket for a closer shot.
Center, point guard, shooting guard, small forward, and power forward
point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center!!
Womens basketball has the same positions and rules as mens basketball. Guard, forward, center etc..
Three common basketball positions are guard forward and center.
Various Positions was created in 1984-06.
The 5 positions in basketball are, Point Guard, Shooting Guard, Center, Small Forward, and Power Forward.
There are five total positions that can be played:Point GuardShooting GuardSmall ForwardPower ForwardCenter