In every game mode, Defensive Stopper and Rim Protector only trigger against certain matchups. This is dependent on your natural position. You affect your same position, plus one and up one down from you position, AND everyone else within 3 inches of your height. If you are a Small Forward, you drop all SG, SF, PF and any PG or C withing 3 inches of your height. If you are a Small Forward and come into the game slotted as the 2. You still only affect all SG, SF, PF and any PG or C withing 3 inches of your height. Another example, a 6’7 PF affects all SF, PF, C, and every PG/SG that is 6’4 or taller.
What Attributes Get Dropped?
Offensive Attributes are lowered when the defender with either Rim Protector or Defensive Stopper is near. If attributes are lowered, it does not take away abilities. For example, if a player has 86 ball control and can speed boost, even though his ball control is lowered by the defender, he can still speed boost.