Colin Wilson (lower body) hopes to rejoin the lineup Tuesday against the Capitals. "That's the plan right now," said Wilson.
Wilson has been sidelined since early January with the lower-body issue, but he took part in line rushes during morning skate Monday, and appears set to rejoin the lineup Tuesday if everything goes as planned. He slotted in alongside Mike Fisher and Craig Smith on the third line during the rushes, making that his likely spot in the lineup.
Tim Duncan (knee) will be out for Tuesday's game against the Heat, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
This would be the eighth consecutive missed game for Duncan, who is dealing with soreness in his right knee. It is likely that the San Antonio Spurs are keeping Duncan out until after the All Star break, conservatively, to keep the veteran big man's health in check for a later post season run. David West will most likely continue to fill Duncan's spot until he returns.
Emmanuel Mudiay contributed 15 points (6-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-4 FT), nine assists, and four rebounds across 32 minutes in Sunday's 101-96 win over the Knicks.
After showing some growth as a shooter initially upon returning in January from a long-term absence due to an ankle injury, Mudiay's efficiency has since reverted to its poor early-season form. He's shot 37.1 percent from the field, 27.3 percent from three-point range, and 46.2 percent from the free-throw line in his last five contests. On a more positive note, Mudiay did finish with his best assist-to-turnover ratio of the season Sunday, as he didn't give the ball away a single time in the victory.
David Savard (oblique) was a full participant at Monday's practice, but coach John Tortorella indicated after practice that he remains "day-to-day" and isn't expected to play Tuesday.
While Savard still seems unlikely to dress for Tuesday's contest, the fact that he participated fully in practice Monday and is considered just day-to-day bodes well for a potential return in the near future. Assuming he misses Tuesday as expected, his next to rejoin the lineup would then come Thursday against the Ducks.
Will Barton supplied 19 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block across 29 minutes in Sunday's 101-96 win over the Knicks.
Barton's minutes still seem to remain fairly variable from game to game, but he's been a reliable producer for his fantasy owners more often than not lately. He's topped 15 points in all but two of his last eight games, and is averaging 6.4 boards while shooting 51 percent from the field over that span.