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CBA talks include “frank and direct dialogue.” That’s swell.

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We have no idea what really happened in the negotiation session between the NBA owners and the Players Association. And trusting any crafted public statements from them is about like trusting one from your congressman.

Still, here is the report out of today’s session, according to Art Garcia at NBA.com.

“We held another bargaining meeting today that included frank and direct dialogue that allowed us to discuss some key issues. We still have much work ahead of us and we agreed to meet again in December.”

We know that on hand was NBA Commissioner David Stern, his right hand man and lead negotiator Adam Silver, NBA Players Association President Derek Fisher, and NBAPA Executive Director Billy Hunter. So, all the big guns.

We can only hope it was frank and direct, because the two sides are a long way apart. Both sides have said the All-Star weekend negotiations probably will give us a much better indication of where everything stands. But at least they are talking at a conference table over their Diet Cokes and turkey sandwiches. And they will again. It’s all we can really ask.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.