Reggie Evans

If it were up to Reggie Evans, he would play right now.

But it’s not up to Evans, and he knows he has to listen to the Clippers’ training staff that has told the backup center-power forward that his sprained right foot hasn’t healed enough for him to play.

Evans said he participated in some on-court work with the Clippers at Saturday’s practice and hopes to do more this week.

“If it was up to me, the way my mind is right now, I’d start doing so more stuff right now on the court,” he said. “But I’ve got to listen to [Clippers trainer] Jasen Powell. I can’t overrule him.

“You know me, I’m a competitor. I want to play. So quite naturally my mind is like, ‘Let’s go.’ ”

– Reported by Broderick Turner of theĀ Los Angeles Times