The Lakers starting lineup was in constant motion this season. Kobe Bryant was sidelined to start the season with an Achilles' tendon injury, he then returned but played in only six games before suffering a fractured knee and missed the rest of the season. Similarly, Steve Nash spent most of the season nursing a bad back. As often as not, the team had as many major players on the sidelines as on the active list, losing more than 300 man-games to injury in this lost season.
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