No matter what happens with the still-in-the-air Kevin Love trade talks, the Warriors will be making a back-up point guard high priority.

Even if they get Love, which still can happen (and could get more likely if competing offers don’t improve), the Warriors still need someone behind Stephen Curry. And Klay Thompson, while you’re at it. The Warriors aren’t bringing back Jordan Crawford or Steve Blake. That means the only reserve guard on the roster is Nemanja Nedovic, who scarcely played in his rookie season.

According to team sources, Warriors have Shaun Livingston and Darren Collison on their list. Both would fit under the Warriors’ mid-level exception. Both have proven to be reliable back-ups.

Patty Mills, Ramon Sessions and Mario Chalmers are other free agent point guards who could be had for $5.3 million or less.

I still think Rodney Stuckey is a great fit. He can back-up both guard positions (he spent his first four seasons in Detroit as a point guard, three as the primary starter, and the next three as shooting guard). He is a penetrator who gets to the free throw line, which the Warriors need. He can score off the bench. (Last season he averaged 13.9 points in 26.7 minutes, his fewest minutes per game since his rookie season). He is a veteran with good size and toughness. And his game is probably best suited for the Sixth Man role.