Obviously we usually describe players as point guards, shooting guards, small forwards, power forwards, and centers.
Obviously we all know it's more complicated than that.
I'm interested in trying to assemble the 'definitive list' of NBA positions.
Off the top of my head, I can think of:
Distributing point guards (Kidd, Mark Jackson)
Scoring point guards (Rose, Westbrook, Parker, DC)
Jump shooting point guards (need a better title here; I'm thinking of backup PGs you usually just take jumpers offensively; AJ Price, Toney Douglas, CJ Watson)
Spot-up shooting guards (Korver, Rush)
Slasher or scoring shooting guards (Marquis Daniels, Wade)
Spot-up small forwards (Stojakovic)
Slasher or scoring small forwards (LeBron, Melo)
Stretch / spot-up power forward (Troy Murphy, Rashard Lewis)
Finesse power forward (Dirk, Pau)
Banger power forward (Zach Randolph)
Stretch / spot-up center (Sam Perkins, Raef LaFrentz)
Finesse center (Roy Hibbert, Rik Smits)
Banger center (Shaq, Dwight Howard)
Honorable mention to players who fit into multiple positions (combo guards, general "wings", guys who can play 2-4, tweener forwards, forward-centers)
What's missing? What's a better title for what I've thrown out here?
I don't want to get too picky, but I thought the above was a reasonable amount of sub-division beyond the usual PG, SG, SF, PF, and C.