Looks like he's seriously thinking about it. He'll play RG of course but if he doesn't really think to put much of an effort then what's the point of participating?
He needs to play enough to get enuf points that give him the num 4 seed for grass. He has 600 points over raonic over 24 months on grass so he will keep that in mind. MC and Madrid maybe semis in both and a quarters at RG. Would be spaced out enuf to rest. With robot hobbled if fed can win dubai, and semis at both indian and miami with raonic even defending a finals in indian wells and his quarters at miami fed could technically have the num 4 seed using the grass seeding formula i believe.
He can assess after miami.