Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Danny Green says NBA players are trying to salvage the season “by any means necessary.”

The NBA suspended the 2019-20 season after Utah Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. Green and the Lakers had the best record in the Western Conference standings prior to play being suspended.

On his latest podcast, Green provided the most optimistic update fans have gotten about the NBA season in weeks.

“I think by any means necessary we’re going to try and salvage the season,” the Lakers sharpshooter said, via Harrison Faigen of SB Nation. “And right now we’re fighting… Most guys think that for sure we’re going to have a season, it’s just going to start later than we expected, and just trying to get the next season to be pushed back is not going to be as easy as people think it’s going to be.

“(The second half of this season is) probably going to start in mid to late May maybe, that’s what we’re hoping for at the earliest. Or maybe earlier than that, but that’s the earliest we’re looking at, mid to late May, and it’ll probably go through August (or) as late as September I guess. It’ll be a quick turnaround if we don’t get no break and broadcasters say, ‘Hey, you know what, we can’t push (the next season) back to December or Christmas.' “

Sports, in general, won't start back up again until the coronavirus dies down. The CDC is still recommending no large events of 50 or more people until mid-May.

In his first season with the Lakers, Green was averaging 8.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 61 games. The 32-year-old, who is a two-time NBA champion, was shooting 41.9 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Danny Green and the Lakers had an impressive record of 49-14 before the season was put into a halt.