There are some general guidelines for being an NBA superstar.

Hit big shots. Make your teammates better. Play consistently at a high level.

Based on his play over the past six weeks, Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson is building a good case for superstar status.

With his game-winning shot (on national TV, no less) against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Lawson took another step in the process of becoming the elite player that Denver’s coaches and front-office executives have always envisioned.

Adapting to a new city, a new conference, a new team and a new style of play, Andre Iguodala figured there would be an adjustment period in his first season with the Denver Nuggets.

It just took more time than he than expected.

Iguodala, acquired by the Nuggets in a four-team trade last summer, has been superb on defense all season, but he has elevated the rest of his game since the All-Star break.