Trae Young looked towards the future following the Atlanta Hawks' 118-107 season-ending loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6.
"I feel like we'll be back, and I meant it with my whole heart," said Young.
Young, who played in Game 6 after missing Games 4 and 5, finished with 14 points on 4-for-17 shooting from the field.
The Hawks were led by Cam Reddish's 21 points on 6-for-7 shooting from 3, though the Hawks as a team shot just 41.3% from the field.
Young spoke of his frustration of not being fully healthy in the series.
"For me, not being able to be out there for my team for two games, and then tonight just wanting to battle and try to fight through it as much as I could and try to be out there for my team, it's definitely frustrating not being healthy and not being able to give my full 100 percent," said Young.
Nate McMillan added that Young's game was built for the postseason.
"You need a player that can create and put the ball in the basket, but create opportunities for his teammates, that has that confidence that he has shown out on the floor ... I've seen a lot of good players and great players in this league, and I think he has that potential. I really do think he has that potential.
"He gives everything he has when he's out there on the floor. This guy is committed to winning. He's committed to this team. He has a talent, a special talent that you need in order to have success this time of the year," said McMillan after the game.
Young said that he expects McMillan, who took over the team on an interim basis when they had a 14-20 record, to get the Hawks job full-time.
"I don't see interim on his label here soon. In my mind, I don't think that will be a case that much longer."