Nobody has a bigger impact on team defense than KG. he may not put up gaudy league-leading defensive stats, but I truly believe he is still the best overall defender in the league. I'd say he has been the best for the better part of a decade (perhaps sans the '09-'10 season when his knee still wasn't right).
I'd put KG in the top 3 with Russell and Hakeem as the greatest defensive players ever.
I find it laughable the award went to Chandler last year (while not making 1st team all-defense?
). KG is done getting individual awards, and I'm sure he isn't interested in anything else but a ring.