A few takeaways from the Nuggets game against the Thunder

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 10: Rashawn Thomas #5 of the Denver Nuggets blocks the shot of Dakari Johnson #44 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Pepsi Center on October 10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 10: Rashawn Thomas #5 of the Denver Nuggets blocks the shot of Dakari Johnson #44 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Pepsi Center on October 10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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SAN ANTONIO, TX – OCTOBER 8: Paul Millsap #4, Wilson Chandler #21 and Jameer Nelson #1 of the Denver Nuggets shake hands before the preseason game against the San Antonio Spurs on October 8, 2017 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX – OCTOBER 8: Paul Millsap #4, Wilson Chandler #21 and Jameer Nelson #1 of the Denver Nuggets shake hands before the preseason game against the San Antonio Spurs on October 8, 2017 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Overall takeaway from the preseason.

The preseason gave us a brief look at the new and improved Nuggets.

A team with an explosive offense, that finally has the star power Denver has been craving with Paul Millsap.

However, if the Nuggets want to take the next step, it will depend on how they play defensively.

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If they do not take a step forward defensively, then they could be in for a very long season.