The Nuggets surrendered the draft rights to Creighton forward Doug McDermott - their pick at No. 11 - to the Bulls for the opportunity to pick up Bosnian center Jusuf Nurkic (16th overall) and Harris.
The 6-foot-4 Harris was high on the Nuggets' list and rather surprisingly slipped to No. 19. He averaged 16.7 points and 2.7 assists last season for the Spartans.
The Nuggets also have the No. 41 pick.