Reigning BBL champions Newcastle Eagles could be set to lose their two biggest names and force player-coach Fabulous Flournoy into a major re-building job.
It is understood that Great Britain captain Drew Sullivan is on the brink of joining Everton Tigers for next season after failing to strike a deal to remain on Tyneside.
Sullivan, who has also played in Cyprus and Russia, wants to remain in the UK and league sources confirmed that Everton are set to tempt him to Liverpool.
And he could be joined by former BBL MVP Lynard Stewart, who is also likely to reject a return to the Eagles.
According to a report in The Journal, the American forward is considering retirement in order to take up a teaching post in Philadelphia, where his family is based.
“Lynard hasn’t made a decision yet and I would love to have him back, but I know it’s going to be tough to get him back here,” Flournoy told the newspaper.