Newest Nuggets Harris and Nurkic receive jersey assignments

Harris will wear No. 14, while Nurkic assigned No. 23
by Aaron Lopez

Denver Nuggets draft picks Gary Harris and Jusuf Nurkic will start their NBA careers with the jersey numbers they wore for their previous teams.

Harris, the 19th overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, will wear No. 14, which he donned during his two seasons at Michigan State. Joey Graham most recently wore that number for the Nuggets in 2009-10. Robert Pack and Michael Adams are other notable Nuggets to have jersey No. 14.

Nurkic, taken 16th overall, was assigned No. 23 – his number he had while playing for Cedevita Zagreb in Croatia. Sheldon Williams last wore 23 in Denver during the 2010-11 season. Marcus Camby, Bryant Stith and T.R. Dunn are other notable 23s in Nuggets history.