Jan 31, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw speaks to reporters after the game against the Toronto Raptors at Pepsi Center. The Raptors won 100-90. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Head coach Brian Shaw rips Denver Nuggets players

It’s been a season marred with turmoil for Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw.

That’s only going to get worse after the rookie head coach blasted his players on Saturday night following their 102-96 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

“I don’t know how many of these guys have gotten into fights in their life, but if I’m going down, I’m going down swinging,” Shaw said. “I’m not just going to keep taking blows and taking blows and not deliver any myself. That’s all I want to see. I just want to see some fight.”

The Nuggets have lost five in a row and nine of ten, so the fight Shaw is wondering about is understandably up for deliberation.

Of course, it’s not the first time Shaw has harpooned his roster and the team has seemingly appeared to quit on him given the constant lambasting.

Denver doesn’t exactly have the most talented roster and they’ve been hit hard by injury, but Shaw does have a point – a team has to fight no matter the product on the floor.

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