Last week Derrick Rose revealed that he's going to be patient with regard to his return, and now LeBron James is commending him for it.

In an article by Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com:

Rose said he isn't sure when he'll return to the floor.

"I really don't know," he said. "I'm feeling good, but like I said, if it's where it's taking me a long time and I'm still not feeling right, I don't mind missing this year."

And this past weekend James stated, according to Zach Harper of CBS Sports:

Derrick Rose basically said "If I'm not ready and I don't feel like I'm ready to play then I don't mind sitting out the whole season." He shouldn't be rushed back by nobody.

Derrick Rose is his own man. This is Derrick Rose's career we're talking about. Nobody else's. If Derrick Rose comes back and gets injured again, Derrick Rose is the only person that has to deal with it. He's an unbelievable talent and one of the best players we've seen in this game.

Classic, sportsman move here by James, because injuries ending careers too soon is never a good thing.