Deron Williams is assisting the Brooklyn community by “dropping dimes.”
Every assist the Brooklyn Nets point guard distributes over the next two seasons will trigger a $150 contribution to the refurbishment of eight public basketball courts in Brooklyn.
With 319 assists, Williams has generated $47,850 for the project so far. His goal this season is $100,000.
“These people in this community support us at every game and cheer us on in person or on television,” Williams told ESPN PlayBook’s Lynn Hoppes. “This means a lot to us. And, more importantly, it means a lot to them. I've checked out these courts. They are in bad shape. There are cracks everywhere. The goals aren't great. It'll definitely mean a lot to them when we're done.”
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