Averaged 2.4 points, 1.0 assists and 9.5 minutes in 38 games with New York and Houston … traded to Houston on Feb. 24 with Vin Baker and a future second-round draft pick in exchange for Maurice Taylor … averaged 1.3 points and 0.7 assists in six games with Houston … prior to coming to Houston on Feb. 24, averaged 2.6 points and 1.1 assists in 32 games with New York … scored a season-high 10 points on Jan. 9 vs. Portland … grabbed a season-high six rebounds vs. Charlotte on Dec. 26 … delivered a season-high five assists at New Jersey on Dec. 14 … on the injured list with left Achilles tendinitis from Nov. 21-Dec. 7, Jan. 17-28, Feb 4-13, and Mar. 11-Apr. 16.
In the NBA
Has averaged 5.4 points and 3.0 assists in 400 games with Vancouver, Seattle, Houston and New York … averaged 6.1 points and 3.3 assists in 306 games during his first stint with Houston, appearing in each of the last 304 games … played parts of four seasons with Florida and Fort Wayne of the Continental Basketball Association … also played for Pau Orthez in France Gaiteros in Venezuela … 2003-2004: Averaged 3.5 points and 1.8 assists in 66 games with Houston and New York … traded to the Knicks with John Amaechi on Dec. 30 in exchange for Clarence Weatherspoon … 2002-2003: Averaged 4.4 points and 2.4 assists with Houston … ranked third on the team in assists per game … stood with Yao Ming as the only Rockets players to play in every game … 2001-2002: Averaged career highs of 8.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 0.99 steals … held the distinction of being the only Rockets player to play in every game … ranked second on the Rockets in assists per game and fourth in steals per game … averaged 13.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 1.12 steals as a starter … registered his first five career double-doubles … hit the game-winning 3-pointer as time expired on Nov. 4 at Phoenix and on Jan. 8 vs. New York … hit a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime on Jan. 29 vs. Golden State … tied his career high with 28 points on a career-high 11 field goals at Toronto on Jan. 16 … set a career high and a Rockets individual season high with 17 assists vs. Chicago on Mar. 16 … grabbed a career-high nine rebounds at Memphis on Nov. 30 … tied his career high with four steals on Mar. 28 vs. Sacramento and Apr. 11 at Dallas … 2000-2001: Averaged 6.6 points and 3.5 assists in 82 games with Houston … scored a career-high 28 points on Mar. 11 vs. Indiana … netted 25 points vs. Denver on Apr. 10 … recorded a career-high four steals at Boston on Nov. 22 … hit game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer at Golden State on Dec. 14 … 1999-2000: Joined the Rockets on the first of two 10-day contracts on Feb. 8 before signing for the remainder of the season 20 days later … averaged 6.9 points per game in his first season with the Rockets … ranked second on the Rockets with a 3-point percentage of .414 … finishing third in 2000 CBA MVP voting with the Fort Wayne Fury … 1998-99: Played in a dozen games with Seattle … 1996-97: Appeared in eight games with Vancouver as a rookie.
In the Playoffs
Has played in two postseason games … 2005: Played seven scoreless minutes in two playoff games with Houston, making his postseason debut vs. Dallas on May 5.
Played two seasons at Odessa Junior College and one season at Auburn before playing his senior year at West Florida … set a West Florida scoring record by averaging 23.6 points during his senior season … also set school single-game records with 38 points and 15 assists, both vs. Valdosta State … set a West Florida record for assists in a season as well … named All-Southeastern Conference Third Team as a junior, averaging 12.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists for Auburn … began his collegiate career at Odessa Junior College, where he averaged 14.6 points with 7.4 assists and led the Wranglers to a 62-7 record over two seasons.
Full name is Martyn Bernard Norris … got the nickname “Moochie” from his grandfather, who liked the Cab Calloway song, “Minnie the Moocher” … listens to the music of Method Man and Mystikal … during his childhood, his favorite cartoons were Transformers and Fat Albert … enjoys surfing the Internet … is an avid bowler.
Drafted by Milwaukee in the Second Round (33rd pick overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft. Waived by Milwaukee on Nov. 22, 1996. Signed with Vancouver on Dec. 12, 1996. Waived by Vancouver on Dec. 30, 1996. Signed with Seattle on Jan. 21, 1999. Waived by Seattle on Mar. 23, 1999. Signed the first of two 10-day contracts with Houston on Feb. 8, 2000. Signed with Houston on Feb. 28, 2000. Re-signed with Houston on Oct. 9, 2001. Traded with John Amaechi to New York on Dec. 30, 2003, for Clarence Weatherspoon. Traded with Vin Baker to Houston on Feb. 24, 2005, for Maurice Taylor.