If Kershaw opts out, could the Dodgers seriously consider letting him walk?

With the emergence of Walker Buehler, I wonder if the Dodgers consider letting Kershaw walk, and then trying to keep Machado/go after Harper while adding a more cost efficient SP. They still have Julio Urias waiting as well. Buehler, Wood, Stripling, Hill, and Maeda all had ERA's under 4. I get that Kershaw is their ace, but with Buehler emerging as a #1 starter, do you think there's a chance they let Kershaw walk if he opts out? If so, he instantly becomes our #1 target.

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