The rise and rise of Alex Pledger could see about the departure of another crucial Sky City Breaker.
The Breakers are celebrating their second-straight Australian basketball league title, after overcoming the Perth Wildcats in a gripping Grand Final series.
Attention's now turning to securing the same talent for next.
Centre Pledger has improved dramatically this season and is likely to force his way into the starting side next year.
That leaves Gary Wilkinson's future with a question mark around it, and coach Andrej Lemanis says they want to fit him in.
"We'll sit down with Gary now and explain the role that we have available. If he wants that role, absolutely, he can have it."
Fellow American guard Cedric Jackson says he wants to stay but his NBA dream could stop that from happening.
While import guard Cedric Jackson's signalled his desire to stay at the Sky City Breakers, the back-to-back ANBL champions doubt they'll be able to keep him.
Jackson's starred for the Breakers in his inaugural season, helping them to their second straight title, beating the Perth Wildcats in the Grand Final series.
The American says he's loved every minute this year, but coach Andrej Lemanis wonders whether they'll be able to hold onto him.
"He's going to go through what he's going to go through, he's got aspirations and you know we wish him well in that. I hope he gets a shot at his NBA dream, we want everybody to achieve their ultimate goals and play at the highest levels they can play at."
Veterans Dillon Boucher and Mika Vukona have signalled their desire to sign on.
Photo: Cedric Jackson (Photosport)