A good team depends on three positions, a scout, support, and a sweeper.
Let's begin with the sweeper, the core of the team.* Someone who can*engage the enemy head on, and has the strength necessary to deal with threats of any level.* For this position,*ninja like Kiba, Chouji, Rock Lee*and Gaara are good choices, but I*will stick with Naruto since*he has the*Mass Shadow Clone ability, along with the superhuman endurance and a*fierce determination, which could easily turn the tides of a battle.*
The support has to be someone who can think on their feet, but be able to handle themselves in a fight, as well as provide back up for the sweeper if assistance is needed.* Shikamaru, Sakura, Tenten, Kankuro and Shino are the ones who fill this role very well.* Although Shikamaru's intellect places him above the others in this category, his fighting skills are somewhat lacking.* Sakura has the healing abilities and strength to back up a sweeper, but isn't the tactician needed to fill the role.* Kankuro and Tenten also lacks in the strategy department, though makes up for it with amazing weapon support.* My choice here is either Shino or Temari, myself leaning more towards the bug user because of his superior strategic mind, his ability to remain calm and analyse the situation, as well as his control over chakra-eating insects, which compliment Naruto's high level of endurance.* This way, in combat, the team can not only outlast in long running fight, but help shorten such conflicts by draining the opponent's energy.
A scout would be someone (maybe with speed) who could recover information on the enemy without being seen.* If threatened, the scout could hold it's own, but couldn't take on a significant force.* The ones who fill this role are Ino and the Hyugas, Neji and Hinata, who can provide significant support if needed to fight.* Because of her relationship with Shino and Naruto, I go with Hinata.* She benefits greatly in the presence of the Nine-Tailed kid, drawing on her hidden strength, and become a formidable fighter and important asset to this team.* The Byakugen keeps her out of range of enemy attack, as well as her mastery of the Gentle Fist, which in turn makes her a secondary support fighter.* With Shino,*Hinata's ability to turn the enemy's chakra against them (as we saw in the Konoha Moving Service arc), as well as nulify weapon attacks with her Protection of the 64 Trigrams, allows this team to quickly deal with enemies other ninja would have trouble with.
That is my team, but on another note, I want you guys to take a look at what I have said here today and see which teams in the show work best.* For example, Guy's Kurenai's and Asuma's teams all have a member who fit each role, while Kakashi and Baki's teams are unbalanced since they lack a scout.
My dream team is Tayuya, awesome support, Kimimaro, awesome attacker, and Neji, awesome scout. I like your logic to this. I think this could be a really good team when they find out Tayuya and Kimimaro aren't really dead...